How does a hot, steaming plate of crunchy crickets or some deep-fried juicy grubs sound for dinner? “No, thank you,” you emphatically say? Well, you might just be missing out!
Human insect-eating or entomophagy, is very common in some cultures around the world , such as North, Central and South America; and Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Although insect eating is still rare in the developed world, our friends across the pond, the Brits, are entering into the world of entomophagy and figuring out ways to turn these critters into delicious delicacies.
In fact, the first annual “Pestival” (pretty funny, huh?) will be hosted in the UK in April. The festival will feature dozens of edible bug products and dishes from chefs and home cooks. Fans of eating bugs say they “taste like chicken” or that they’re an excellent source of protein. Hmm…we’ve heard that before!
Some of the more popular insects and arachnids eaten around the world include crickets, cicadas, grasshoppers, ants, various beetle grubs (such as mealworms), the larvae of the darkling beetle or rhinoceros beetle, various species of caterpillars, scorpions and tarantulas. Hungry, yet?
Now, if capturing those crazy ants in your kitchen and frying them up in some olive oil and garlic doesn’t float your boat, we’re still here for you! Feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to come by and get rid of them for you!
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