Friday, April 1, 2011

Entomophagy Anyone?

I've been think about eating bugs as part of my "back to the basics" food resolution. I mean it is not really that big of a step. It is far gentler than hunting larger game, and in Texas where foraging and gathering can be tough... why not forage for bugs. They are high in protien, people all over the world eat them as part of their regular diet, and they are virtially free. I already unintentially ingest 150 or more insect fragments per 100 grams of wheat flour daily... not to mention all those bugs I swallow while biking or driving with the windows down. Who's with me?



  1. You had me going there for a minute. I was wondering how I sneak out of here gracefully. Yikes! It's funny that you mentioned that you are in Texas because I was shopping in an Asian food market in Houston last summer when I came across a huge bin of some sort of bugs/worms....and then later that evening at a Thai restaurant, the little critters were on the menu. There must be something to that for certain cultures; but I dunno if that's for me. Crawfish is about the best that I can do. :)

  2. You had me going too, particularly since reading in the New York Times that some restaurants do serve patrons live worms and they eat them!

  3. Damn. It. You had me for a second.


    My mom once chomped down on a honey bee. Apparently it jumped into her soda and she had no idea. She said it tasted rather fruity. True Story.



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