Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko
Members here know I live in Vancouver-home to some of the flakiest weirdos in all of Canada.
Now just a 15 minute walk from my house some cook is trying to flog insects for food.
The question-would you eat bugs?
The larger question is-as always-What is the world coming to?
Cuisine to chirp about
By the dim flicker of candlelight, you can squint at the roasted crickets on this Indian-style pizza and almost pretend they’re crunchy mung beans.
But look closer and you’ll see the telltale spiracles on the dark brown, tubular bodies generously scattered under a thick layer of fresh cilantro and melted paneer cheese. And after a few bites, when the spindly bent legs and antennae keep getting caught between the teeth, there’s no denying it any longer.click here to keep reading/if you have the stomach for it
Would I? I have!
I was at a banquet in China and at the table was a platter of deep-fried silkworm (possibly battered in something) and some other cockroach-like insect apparently prepared in the same manner. I'd refused to consume alcohol (strict teetotaller), which offended the host somewhat (especially in that province, drinking etiquette is important). The other foreigners at table would drink but refused to touch the bugs. Though I prefer to eat vegan, I'd decided to eat the bugs to appease the host. It worked. While the Chinese at the table, men and women, were helping themselves to the bugs, I was the only foreigner who dared the venture.
Honestly though, they tasted like deep-fried sawdust. Quite flavourless really, but still a disgusting idea.
I know that soldiers in the west are often taught that worms are high in protein and always worth frying as part of a hot meal when there is no other food available.
So eating bugs really should not be too surprising. It exists in various cultures in different ways.