Hey guys, I'm sitting here outside the public library, using the wi-fi with my iPad, and about two minutes ago something crawled under my foot, and I picked it up and popped it in my mouth. Guess what it was. Hint: it goes "chirp chirp chirp".
I've been meaning to do this all season, finally I work up the nerve at season's end. Kinda disappointed in myself, but anyway, I did it!
BTW, thet taste kinda bland, nothing gross at all, but not tasty. I had heard that you should pull the legs off or they get stuck in your teeth, but I didn't do that and didn't have a problem. Altogether, a pretty tender little morsel.
facepalm As if Paleo folks weren't considered weird already...
Wow. My opinion is that people's response here are Societal driven responses that are not productive. I think insects are a missing part of our diet and we'd probably be more successful and happy in life if we ate insects. This isn't gross at all. What's gross is that all you humans are eating grass on a daily basis thinking it's something called pizza.
If the world catches on to your shining example, we'll all be better off!
I've actually been thinking for the last few days that if we fed grain to insects and either fed the insects to chickens or ate them directly, we as a nation would be so much better off. There'd be an energy loss of course, but a huge nutrition gain. I guess the same would go for feeding it to granivorous rodents and then eating them....
That being said, I probably wouldn't make a habit of that, OP, though I did do that with tiny crabs as a kid. Problem being that it was the New Jersey shore. I'm not sure which is worse.
I used to eat them when I was stationed in Korea. They were served as bar snacks. They were dried, and had some sort of spices (soy sauce?) on them. Very tasty indeed. Never tried a live, wet one.
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