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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

"Two men cloaked in tarpaulin and tied to one another by a thick rope are engulfed in a swarm of hornets. They've been looking forward to this moment all day.

One lifts the lid from a large jar of clear liquor and deftly swats the attacking hornets into its opening, while the other takes a pickaxe and hacks at a near-vertical hillside to expose the many layers of their nest.

This moment, after two hours of trapping, baiting and chasing hornets through steep cedar forests in central Japan, brings the men a rush of satisfaction…."
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Feb 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

Shrimp are basically insects of the sea, right?

zoneofcontrol05 Feb 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

A few years ago, my son went to the birthday party of a friend and fellow Boy Scout. The parents are real troopers and planned a whole bunch of gross, teenage boy stuff. The menu included bags of crunchy bugs as snacks. They bought them online from amazon.

GypsyComet05 Feb 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Yep.

If the foodies want us to eat bugs, they need to stop trying to make a production of it. "Tee Hee, you're eating grubs" will get them nowhere. Meat can just be meat, and may find easier acceptance that way.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 9:53 p.m. PST

I've eaten them several times, no big deal, no super special taste. Just food.

Cacique Caribe06 Feb 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

Lol. Maybe they are a delicacy somewhere.

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I guess just roast them well. Make sure you kill whatever was living inside them and killing them. :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

(smile)

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goragrad06 Feb 2018 12:28 p.m. PST

Interesting.

The bit at the end of the article about selling powdered insects and adding that to supplements, etc. though doesn't really seem to be a real indication that insects as a comestible are becoming accepted on a wider scale.

A significant percentage of the processed foods on the market have had that for years…

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 3:06 a.m. PST

I had locusts, fried in sesame oil, in Japan a few weeks ago.

Not what I'd call a substantial meal but tasty enough.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

In Mexico and Colombia … they eat insects a lot!….

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Covert Walrus03 Sep 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

+1 to Ochoin for locusts – Fried right,they taste like salted shrimp.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 9:30 a.m. PST

Shrimp are basically insects of the sea, right?

Which is why I don't eat shrimp or any seafood really.
If I were ment to eat fish, I'd be born a seal.

Wolfhag27 Oct 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

+1 on the roasted locusts.

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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Nov 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

You'll definitely remain thin if you become an insectitarian. Most are small enough that they have very little flavor. Add to that a lot of the weight (excpet grubs) is chitin, which has no flavor.

Most insect dishes taste like what you cook them in.

Now, I understand that there are 51 unique flavors of gakh…

Wolfhag15 Nov 2019 9:45 a.m. PST

MMMMMMMMMM good:
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