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Bugs you can eat

Bugs you can eat

The documentary TV-channel NOVA has put up a “nice” micro-site presenting different types of insects from around the Globe, which you can eat. Might be a good idea to add the site to your bookmarks, in case you will be travelling somewhere in the world where there is working W-lan, but no conventional food.

Link to the NOVA microsite

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Canned silmkworm pupas in soy sauce

Canned silmkworm pupas is soy sauce

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Silkworm pupas seasoned with soy sauce and sugar. Found from 7/11 in Seoul, Korea.

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Blogjam.com blog has a through post on preparing silkworm pupa pizza from this Korean souvenir.

Source: www.blogjam.com (via: growabrain.typepad.com)

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Japanese Wasp crackers

Wasp crackers

Time for all insect cracker lovers to head for Japan! A factory in in the Japanese city of Omachi has began the production on wasp crackers.

Here’s what they say at the Reuters:

“Jibachi senbei, or a digger wasp rice cracker, is held at a factory in Omachi town 200 km (124 miles) northwest of Tokyo September 4, 2007. A Japanese fan club for wasps has added the insects to rice crackers, saying the result adds a waspish scent to the traditional fare.”

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The dinner of the Annual gala of the Explorers Club in New York City

…And of course they eat mainly insects, reptiles and eyeballs there.

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Bug eating party – a party that your friends will never forget!

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Fancy cooking with insects, but don’t know how to?

No worries, there’s help available in the wonderful world of Internet! Florence V. Dunkel, Ph.D. is the editor of the food  insects newsletter. In addition to recipes found from the newsletter homepage, you can also subscribe to a printed version of the newsletter for the reasonable annual price of US$12.00.

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Bug eating in Beijing

This video presents people eating all sort of  strange culinary delights you can find from around the streets of Beijing, China.

The finding include such as Scorpions on a stick, duck emryos on a stick, seahorses on a stick, starfish on a stick and pretty much everything else imaginable on a stick.

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Scorpions on a stick

Scorpions on a stick saslik

Great for your Sunday afternoon Barbecue!

Source: picasaweb.google.co.uk

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In Nigeria, Locust are called the Desert shrimp

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In Nigeria the resouceful locals have turned the annual disaster that the locust used to cause to the crops, to an annual banquet.

In Nigeria, Locust are called the Desert shrimp

After deep frying, The locust supposedly tastes pretty much like real shrimp.

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

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Spiders, cockroaches, reptiles, eyeballs, and other disgusting stuff served in a restaurant

Has anyone dined here?

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