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How many times have you thrown a dinner party and didn't even get to talk to your guests because you were too busy with the dinner .....
Could bugs be the next cuisine trend'
Just imagine it: 'Restaurant Arthropod's'.
Now serving: Locust Louis; Mealy Bug Meatloaf; Centipede Souffle; Moth Broth; Mosquito Fahito au jus.; Chigger Juice.
Insects for Dinner'
<>No-no, not the squashed fly between the pages of your plastic menu or the little roach that scrambles out from under your plate in a restaurant, but the one that gets delivered in your dinner on purpose.
Consider the possibilities...
<> Arthropods, or organisms with jointed legs are clearly related to lobsters, crabs and other edible beings in the ocean. It's been determined that lobsters are actually sea-going cockroaches and in addition, lobster exoskeletons also have the same jointed legs and antennae as grasshoppers.
In comparison, grasshoppers should be more desirable than lobsters. Grasshoppers eat clean grass; lobsters eat sea garbage like dead fish and other remains on the murky ocean floor.
Of course we all eat some insects unknowingly. Aphids cling to lettuce leaves, and weevils and beetles can reside in flour and rice undetected. The FDA actually has a measurement of 'acceptable' insect presence in food.
You might consider the nutritional angle. Termites have considerably more protein than a steak, for example and that protein has more amino acids essential to our diet than any other animal.
Insects can be 'farm raised'. You can breed them like cattle, and in a smaller space with less odor!
They could be marketed as a simple solution to world hunger. (Many nations already commonly eat insets, by the way.) There are over five million species roaming the earth, so we would definitely enjoy more variety in our dishes.
Rather than being crop destroyers, they would be the crop.
If you are curious, why don't you pick up the book, 'Entertaining with Insects', and try out a few dishes at your next formal dinner party. And chefs, consider the colorful presentations you could make! Real butterflies''
I'll bet that if you dipped them in chocolate you could get almost anyone to try one.
...We ate in a seafood restaurant last night and I sadly passed on the lobster tail.
"Entertaining with Insects" may be found at http:www.bestplacetoeat.com/healthyeating.html
by Kathleen Brack
Webmistress: BestPlacetoEat.com, BestRestaurants.us
About the Author
Kathleen Brack. BFA Design and Fine Art. Has worked in the restaurant industry as well as in medical care where she became interested in nutrition and holistic health practices. She later became an Art Director for a broadcasting company. Her illustrations have been published in major magazines, and she is recipient of many Art and Literature Awards.