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The Eating Bugs (Not Bugs Bunny) Thread

 
 
Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 04:32 pm
Have you eaten bugs (intentionally not accidentally swallowed while riding a bike)?

Would you eat insects if you knew they were clean and prepared safely and appropriately?

Chocolate covered grasshoppers or ants? A termite burrito? Locusts a la mode? Etc...?

 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 04:33 pm
Not me. (Not that there is anything wrong with it)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 04:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'd give it a shot, not from a street cart vendor, but a brick and mortar store IF it was cheap and received reviews from say Time Out NY or NY Magazine.

My great aunt tried chocolate covered grasshoppers. I'd try them first if I could. Razz
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:01 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
Would you eat insects if you knew they were clean and prepared safely and appropriately?

Yes, I probably would.
Particularly if there was a plague of them at the time. That would be a good solution to a big problem.
And if the dish was prepared by a brilliant master chef! Smile
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:03 pm
@tsarstepan,

only in a les stroud-type emergency...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
My trying that is unlikely.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:15 pm
@msolga,
It might get messy if one had hired celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse to cook the bugs.

"BAM!"
jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
Not me, I like watching that show on the discovery channel called survivor man but it grosses me out at some of the things he eats.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
You'll have to explain the "BAM!" part to me, tsar.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:20 pm
@msolga,

jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wTWpmoDA5w
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:24 pm
Back about 45 years ago, raising earthworms was a big deal at least in Corpus Christi, where I lived. They had contests for who could submit the best recipes for eating them. I toyed with the idea of raising some, but not eating any.
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:24 pm
@Region Philbis,
HaHa.
Now I see!
Squashed grasshoppers! Smile
Thanks, Region.
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:28 pm
@jcboy,
But he looks extremely healthy, jcboy!
Those bugs are doing him good, it's plain to see! Wink

There was an Australian TV series called "Bush Tucker Man".
I'll see if I can find him on YouTube.
He really enjoyed witchedy grubs (sp?).
Considered a delicacy by Australian aborigines.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:33 pm
@msolga,
Squashed yet perfectly spiced grasshoppers that is!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:34 pm
@edgarblythe,
Edgar, I can see how people can be fooled into eating worms by having it as the foundation of a cake or similar baked dessert. Just don't tell me until after I've eaten a couple of slices.
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Letty
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:35 pm
I love escargot

http://www.redsnapperseafoods.co.uk/images/iStock_000004442586XSmall%5B1%5D.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ha. Delicious, I'm sure, tsar.

He's a clip from Bush Tucker Man.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a video of him eating a live grub, or some such creature or bug, with great relish, but this'll give you some idea of the sort of thing he got up to..
No need to try to watch the whole video.
I wasn't a great fan, myself.
A bit too much of a rugged ocker for my liking.
And I do wish he'd worn longer shorts! Razz



OK, back to eating bugs now ...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:42 pm
@msolga,
I watched Bear Grylls in Man Vs Wild eat grubs and other bugs. I refuse to eat them live and kicking [PERIOD] Exclamation

If I'm going to partake, they'll be cooked and mostly unrecognizable.
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
Oh absolutely, tasr!
And preferably cleverly disguised as a vegetable! Laughing
 

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