Locusts, hold the wild honey

In the course of their remarkable life-cycle, cicadas come to the surface only every seventeen years.  This is the year.  Going along with that new culinary trend I blogged about, some people tare planning on eating them, including a frozen custard stand in Alexandria that will feature a flavor called Cicada Crunch.  The link in the Washington Post gives advice from a chef on how to prepare them.  (Take off their legs and wings and sautee them in butter.)  I guess if it’s good enough for John the Baptist. . . .

Meanwhile, the UN has published a document calling on the world’s nations to start utilizing insects as a nutritious and environmentally-sound food supply.  Details why after the jump. [Read more...]

Eating bugs instead of meat

Insects are regularly eaten by as much as 80% of the worlds population, but even the very thought of it seems shocking to most people in the UK.

But as the global population continues to grow, there is a growing move towards eating insects as a staple part of our diet.

Researchers in the Netherlands are looking at ways to persuade people to get their protein from bugs instead.

After the jump (if you dare), a BBC video about a cutting edged Danish restaurant that is taking up the challenge. [Read more...]


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