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The Eating Bugs (Not Bugs Bunny) Thread

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 06:07 pm
@msolga,
Diner: Waiter? Why is a snow pea walking off my plate carrying a carrot?
Waiter: I told you our produce was extra fresh. Surprised
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 08:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
I don't even eat lobster, and the Spanish word for lobster is remarkably similar to the word for locust
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 11:51 pm
Bugs--an untapped source of protein, in this hemisphere.

Yeah, I'd try a well-cooked well-prepared bug.

Hey, Roger. Lobster is my favorite food. Not in the bug family, but if bugs taste like lobster, I'll be out in Central Park with a net by the end of the week.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 06:56 am
@Letty,
Me too - is that considered a bug? I always thought and said I'd try just about anything - except bugs and monkey brains.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 06:57 am
@Roberta,
Losters are the best - they are shell fish - isn't snails like that some sort of shell fish?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 07:41 am
When sozlet was very little -- signing but not talking yet -- she examined a ladybug closely and then popped it in her mouth. (I dove to intercept, but too late.) She chewed it thoughtfully and then signed "spicy!"
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 07:46 am
@sozobe,
When I was little (6-10), we'd ride minibikes and motorcycles at my grandparent's farm in Nebraska.

Occasionally, one would swallow a bug.

Some of them were, indeed, spicy, and we called 'em "pepper bugs."
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 07:47 am
@Letty,
Letty wrote:
I love escargot

I'd be willing to bet that a bug dipped in garlic butter would be pretty tasty.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 08:12 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I don't even eat lobster, and the Spanish word for lobster is remarkably similar to the word for locust

More lobster for me then! Razz
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 08:13 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Bugs--an untapped source of protein, in this hemisphere.

Yeah, I'd try a well-cooked well-prepared bug.

Hey, Roger. Lobster is my favorite food. Not in the bug family, but if bugs taste like lobster, I'll be out in Central Park with a net by the end of the week.

I'd certainly join you in that endeavor! We could open a Red Bug franchise and profit as from the venture too.
Letty
 
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Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2011 08:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Oops, sorry tsar. I thought you meant any kind of unusual critter.

I guess we could add three drops of black bugs blood in this bottle and serve it with drewdad's meal

http://www.stormhoek.com/archives/Empty%20bottle%2002%20%2006.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 26 Nov, 2013 07:04 pm
Jiminy Crickets: ‘Grass-Whopper’ Burger Now on Menu at Antojeria La Popular
http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/11/grasshopper-burgers-new-york-city.html?om_rid=AAApgi&om_mid=_BSlP3OB82rxEfW
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jul, 2017 12:52 pm
@tsarstepan,
Is New York Ready for Insect Ice Cream?
https://i.imgur.com/EV9URb2.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jan, 2019 08:59 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jun, 2020 12:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
How Scientists Know Our Human Ancestors Ate Insects
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Of course, insects are small packages, so primates have to swallow a lot to match one fruit’s worth of energy. Our closest evolutionary relatives, chimpanzees, solve this problem by using sticks, leaves and grasses to “fish” ants from colonies — generally catching hundreds to thousands of ants per fishing session. At the upper extreme, one study estimated chimps in Nigeria can nab upwards of 22,000 army ants in one meal.

(In that study, researchers counted ant heads in chimp poop samples. To understand what proportion of insect heads make it through digestion into feces, one of the authors did a self-experiment several times: That researcher ate 100 ants “immobilized in whiskey” and counted the heads in “subsequent excreta.” For science!)
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