En su nueva colaboración con el neoyorquino The Daily Beast, Itxu Díaz aborda una extensa crónica sobre la gesta española de la primera circunnavegación del mundo, encabezada por Magallanes y Elcano, con motivo del 500 aniversario de este hecho central para comprender la Historia:
Probably you’ve never tried to eat a rat. Every now and then rodents, roasted or raw, turn up as gruesome cuisine in horror films, but they’ve never established themselves on modern menus. Five hundred years ago, however, survivors of the voyage of Fernando Magallanes, as we call him in Spain (Fernão de Magalhães in his native Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan in English) had to resort to eating rats to avoid the greater evil of eating each other, a practice with which they’d grown rather familiar on their travels.
Such was the very bitter end of the first circumnavigation of the globe.