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(The New York Times)   You like that pasta? Good. How about that yummy cake? Great. Here, try this bread. Like it? Cool. Guess what, they're all made with crickets. Here, use this   (nytimes.com) divider line 107
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2014-08-03 07:21:28 PM  
Cricket-flour pasta or muffins will have to be very appetizing to overcome Americans' revulsion of eating insects, even cute ones like crickets.

miracleofnature.org

ADORABLE!
 
2014-08-03 08:34:12 PM  
...great, now manufactures will get around cleanliness regulations by saying those insect parts are supposed to be there.
 
2014-08-03 08:34:26 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 08:34:58 PM  
Taking protein diets to the extreme.


/Power EXTREME!!
//oh, Saturday morning cartoons, how do I miss thee.
 
2014-08-03 08:35:02 PM  
I would only eat one after doing a midnight basement search for one of the little bastards. Hunted food tastes best.
 
2014-08-03 08:36:06 PM  
Everyone who wants to eat insects, speak up.

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***Crickets***
 
2014-08-03 08:36:39 PM  
If something is crushed into an unrecognizable powder, tastes good and won't poison you or make you sick, it ceases to be disgusting to eat.
 
2014-08-03 08:38:04 PM  
Kid tested. Gecko approved.
 
2014-08-03 08:38:59 PM  

fusillade762: Cricket-flour pasta or muffins will have to be very appetizing to overcome Americans' revulsion of eating insects, even cute ones like crickets.

[miracleofnature.org image 850x484]

ADORABLE!


Seriously, who thinks crickets are cute? Farkers used to invade my house every fall and it was hell getting rid of them.
 
2014-08-03 08:40:03 PM  
Crickets look too much like roaches for me to consider t hem cute.

Couldn't eat crickets whole but ground up as flour... maybe.
 
2014-08-03 08:40:05 PM  
_pleasant summer nights and crickets chirping_

Sure! Lets eat them! Puke... Seriously, insects went off the human menu millenia ago. You know, like when we started using technology.
 
2014-08-03 08:41:08 PM  
Just be sure to cook the crickets all the way trough, they can carry tape worms.
 
2014-08-03 08:41:18 PM  
Crickets are bait.
 
2014-08-03 08:41:47 PM  
Jiminy Cricket! Bugs Could Be Next Food Craze

[Unlikely]
 
2014-08-03 08:42:25 PM  
Meh, everyone knows that.
 
2014-08-03 08:42:30 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Crickets are bait.


Works for me.
 
2014-08-03 08:46:13 PM  
I commend the headline writer for his/her excellent progression in the monologue. Makes ya think a second, then hilarity ensues.
 
2014-08-03 08:47:04 PM  

Delta1212: If something is crushed into an unrecognizable powder, tastes good and won't poison you or make you sick, it ceases to be disgusting to eat.


Ah, the "pink slime theorem". It's empirically true. And instead of cricket, lets call it "Gryllin' dae Flour".
 
2014-08-03 08:47:22 PM  
img.fark.net

Om nom nom.

No more disgusting than tube meat, really.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 08:47:39 PM  
I did consulting work for the largest cricket farm.  I have been in rooms with 10 million crickets.  The smell was horrific.

I web design, tshirt design, etc.  They flew me all over the US to do trade shows.  And paid me a shiat ton of money and were the most wonderful people to work with.  And offered me a full time job with a house and fat cash.

I just could not do it.
 
2014-08-03 08:47:53 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Chinesenookiefactory: Crickets are bait.

Works for me.


I've caught a lot of fish using crickets. Delicious fish. I know crickets are edible, and good for these people for starting a successful business, but I'd rather have the fish.

/They sing me to sleep when I'm camping
 
2014-08-03 08:49:48 PM  

Delta1212: If something is crushed into an unrecognizable powder, tastes good and won't poison you or make you sick, it ceases to be disgusting to eat.


(Soylent green is people.)

Coming soon: Birds dying off due to foodies' acceptance of the all-cricket diet.
 
2014-08-03 08:50:02 PM  

vodka: _pleasant summer nights and crickets chirping_

Sure! Lets eat them! Puke... Seriously, insects went off the human menu millenia ago. You know, like when we started using technology.


http://travel.usnews.com/features/Countries_That_Eat_Bugs/
 
2014-08-03 08:52:17 PM  

naz-drala: ...great, now manufactures will get around cleanliness regulations by saying those insect parts are supposed to be there.


Can't have insect parts, can't use pesticides. Do any of you idiots see how contradictory these regulatory demands are?
 
2014-08-03 08:53:03 PM  
Maybe some kind of plot of the lizard people?
 
2014-08-03 08:53:45 PM  

theflatline: I have been in rooms with 10 million crickets. The smell was horrific.


Christ. I briefly tried breeding crickets for my two bearded dragons.

They do indeed give off a smell. Not too offensive if you've just got a couple hundred, but I can only imagine how badly 10 million would smell.

I have overestimated the amount of crickets the lizards need right now (it's winter). As a result, I listen to about 100 crickets chirping all day and night.

farking crickets mang
 
2014-08-03 08:54:38 PM  

naz-drala: ...great, now manufactures will get around cleanliness regulations by saying those insect parts are supposed to be there.


It's not a bug, it's a feature.
 
2014-08-03 08:57:28 PM  

big pig peaches: naz-drala: ...great, now manufactures will get around cleanliness regulations by saying those insect parts are supposed to be there.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.


Haaaaaa.
 
2014-08-03 08:57:47 PM  

theflatline: I did consulting work for the largest cricket farm.  I have been in rooms with 10 million crickets.  The smell was horrific.

I web design, tshirt design, etc.  They flew me all over the US to do trade shows.  And paid me a shiat ton of money and were the most wonderful people to work with.  And offered me a full time job with a house and fat cash.

I just could not do it.


If by fat cash, you mean they offered to pay your salary in crickets, I completely understand.

If the job offer paid great money and included a house, I might be willing to overlook the smell.
 
2014-08-03 09:04:27 PM  
Try this yummy soylent green.  Like it?   Its not made of crickets.
 
2014-08-03 09:05:05 PM  
I'd gladly eat a Cricket:
 
2014-08-03 09:06:57 PM  
(Friggin Fark....)

midatlanticnostalgiaconvention.com
 
2014-08-03 09:09:24 PM  
I hate the NYT paywall. (Or registration wall, I don't care which.) Here's an article that's probably similar, at Fark's favorite news source:

The chocolate cake made from INSECTS: Factory creates meals using larvae - and claims diners can't tell the difference

(NSF weak stomachs)


  i.dailymail.co.uk

/you're welcome
 
2014-08-03 09:09:38 PM  
I took my son to a bug thing when he was about 3. I have a nice picture of him eating crickets n' rice with the antenna sticking out of his mouth. That's the only unsettling thing about crickets. Those antenna feel weird. And be sure to get farm crickets. Wild crickets could be germy.
 
2014-08-03 09:11:28 PM  
Arroz con grillos
 
2014-08-03 09:11:33 PM  
I think grasshoppers are cute, especially little green ones. Crickets are the ugly step siblings of grasshoppers. Definitely don't want to eat 'em.
 
2014-08-03 09:12:55 PM  
Meh. I've eaten fried crickets before. They don't taste terrible, but they don't taste particularly good, though I imagine the taste could easily be covered by various seasonings. Ground cricket flour? No problem.

I've also eaten grubs. Same deal. They taste mostly like their seasoning but don't have the most pleasant aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I'd go out of my way to eat.

/do you folks who have problems with eating insects have problems with eating other arthropods like shrimp or crabs?
 
2014-08-03 09:13:01 PM  

big pig peaches: naz-drala: ...great, now manufactures will get around cleanliness regulations by saying those insect parts are supposed to be there.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.


Done in 27.
 
2014-08-03 09:15:52 PM  
FTFA: "One cup of Bitty Foods' cricket flour contains 28 grams of protein, and Ms. Miller believes it could replace wheat flour in everything from pasta to bread to cake."

OK honey, replace the wheat flour with cricket flour in any bread or cake recipe and let me know how that turns out for you.
 
2014-08-03 09:17:27 PM  
Gluten free?
 
2014-08-03 09:19:26 PM  
Kumana Wanalaia: http://travel.usnews.com/features/Countries_That_Eat_Bugs/

Ah, good comeback! Only 3rd world countries and "reality" bullshiat shows eat bugs. Ya, real normal, real popular.
 
2014-08-03 09:23:31 PM  
This is how chirpies are spread.
 
2014-08-03 09:26:56 PM  
WTF is it with these freaks trying to force us to eat bugs?????
 
2014-08-03 09:27:06 PM  
Are there different cuts of cricket, like there is with steak?
 
2014-08-03 09:27:39 PM  

mamoru: Meh. I've eaten fried crickets before. They don't taste terrible, but they don't taste particularly good, though I imagine the taste could easily be covered by various seasonings. Ground cricket flour? No problem.

I've also eaten grubs. Same deal. They taste mostly like their seasoning but don't have the most pleasant aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I'd go out of my way to eat.

/do you folks who have problems with eating insects have problems with eating other arthropods like shrimp or crabs?


Hell yeah I have a problem with eating shrimp and crabsp. I'm farking allergic to shellfish and the last time I ate shrimp I had to go to the hospital. These cricket enthusiasts opening themselves up to lawsuits if they do not disclose beforehand.
 
2014-08-03 09:29:49 PM  
NO.

/No.
 
2014-08-03 09:30:42 PM  
Anyone for cricket?
s30.postimg.org
 
2014-08-03 09:32:44 PM  

Solty Dog: I would only eat one after doing a midnight basement search for one of the little bastards. Hunted food tastes best.


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Babies taste best.
 
2014-08-03 09:33:50 PM  

TV's Vinnie: WTF is it with these freaks trying to force us to eat bugs?????


Well, they've got a high profit margin I would think.
 
pla
2014-08-03 09:35:53 PM  
TV's Vinnie : WTF is it with these freaks trying to force us to eat bugs?????

Simple, really - We've driven everything bigger into extinction. The seas have become nothing but jellyfish, the land overrun by toads and rats, they skies by pigeons and crows (and starlings, even worse, where applicable).  "Grazing" land for cattle has become non-viable because we've drained the world's aquifers trying to force deserts to act like grasslands.

You therefore have two realistic choices. Eat bugs and jellyfish, or go vegetarian.

/ Yeah, though so.
// How's that cricket-loaf taste?
 
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