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(Huffington Post)   "The taste of a fresh waterbug is mind-blowing -- like an anchovy wrapped in a perfume-soaked banana peel"   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
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2014-02-07 06:10:58 PM  
3 votes:
Enjoy your insects, I can do better...

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2014-02-07 08:14:01 PM  
2 votes:
The reason I don't eat popcorn very often is because the stupid kernel shells get stuck in my gums and between my teeth and it drives me up a friggin' wall until I can pry them out. Insects seem like they would increase that problem ten fold.
2014-02-07 05:46:17 PM  
2 votes:
That's...not exactly making it sound appetizing
2014-02-07 09:47:22 PM  
1 vote:
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Insects and other bugs are just crustaceans that happen live on land. It's the fact that they don't grow as big as the ones that live underwater (or plants and land-based vertebrates) that causes humans to regard them as a poor source of nutrition. Other primate species, who have yet to develop the technology of drinking beer in the off-season and hauling up lobster traps during the on-season, eat land-based crustaceans all the time. Anyone for sweet potatoes with asparagus, banana, apple, and brussels sprouts?
2014-02-07 09:18:28 PM  
1 vote:
So the people who cringe at the thought of eating cooked bugs have no problem eating partial cook animal flesh with blood still dripping from it and eat chicken embryos, sometimes partial cooked and runny.
2014-02-07 07:11:53 PM  
1 vote:

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I have a feeling that if many people were given a choice of catching bugs, cooking them and eating them versus dressing a cow, pig, or the like, cooking it and eating it... there would be a lot more bug eaters.

Bleeding, gutting and quartering a cow is a serious gd mess once you've got it done. It's not even a little bit delightful and the smell of cow guts takes a long time to put out of your mind.

Over eat bugs? Yeah, I'd take that bet.

*eating meh, point made.

//We've had that choice as a species and you damn well know how it worked out.  We are overrun by deer and feral pigs in many parts of the US, don't be silly.
2014-02-07 07:08:03 PM  
1 vote:
Ok, I've eaten:

But I've also eaten:
lobster and blue crabs
(actually, lots of kinds of crabs)
softshell crab
raw oysters, mussels, clams
sashimi and sushi, raw everything (could not do the raw lobster) urchin yuk

You have to peeI off the legs for cicadas or crickets. It's like eating pine needles- you have to have at least a toothpick if the legs aren't removed.

Cicada was crunchy with a bit of goo, but tasted nutty-
the crickets had been sauteed in salt&butter- tasted just like popcorn. And I honestly mean exactly. The texture was pretty crunchy, but just this side of dry.
Mealworms were great, too, and they were fried in some olive oil. They had a crunchy soft texture that was light, and they didn't break up into jaggedy pieces like the other two bugs.

I'd try any of those in TFA but I'm guessing the tempura scorpions are the best.

Also, adding it in flours would be an excellent way to make products nutty but packed with protein.

Bring it on!
2014-02-07 07:07:39 PM  
1 vote:
I used to make pepperpot soup for my quondam roommate. I made it one day, he liked the smell, I served up a double batch every saturday afterwards in cold weather.

It took weeks before he figured out that a major part of Pepperpot soup was... you know... Tripe. He wouldn't touch it after figuing that out.

Sheesh... You people have problems with organ meats.
2014-02-07 07:00:08 PM  
1 vote:
like it or not, insects are the protein of the future. for the 99% anyway.
2014-02-07 06:54:22 PM  
1 vote:
I've eaten water bug, and I've eaten tarantulas in SE Asia. I'll go with the water bugs.

They taste like... peanut oil and Knorr Chicken seasonings, 'cause that is how they are fried. Pretty much like anything fried. Oil and seasonings. You can get them for $7.00 a dozen by the roadside.
2014-02-07 06:50:30 PM  
1 vote:
Fry those mealworms until they're crispy, stick them in a fresh, buttered tortilla with some bathtub cheese and it's surprisingly good.

I'll leave the roach eating to those freaks that eat shrimp with the shells on.
2014-02-07 06:39:33 PM  
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2014-02-07 06:34:47 PM  
1 vote:
2014-02-07 06:29:40 PM  
1 vote:
There is, almost certainly, a worm, bug, ant, roach or some other critter than when eaten will give you the best high you've ever felt.  When we eventually find that critter we will all become bug eating aficionados. given to discoursing in mile long threads the best way to raise them, when to harvest them, when to eat them and what goes best as a chaser.
2014-02-07 06:27:21 PM  
1 vote:
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That ice cream is farkin contaminated. Throw it out!
2014-02-07 06:17:30 PM  
1 vote:
My luck, i would marry a crazy biatch like this, who eats bugs, but she won't give a nice bj, not even on my bday.
2014-02-07 06:16:45 PM  
1 vote:

Kumana Wanalaia: Tell you what. You can raise snakes and iguanas on a diet of crickets, and I'll eat barbecued lizard meat.

Do you wish you were in Tijuana?
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