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Edible insects...anyone done anything meaningful, i.e. homemade treats/evening meal

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#26 mumsy77

Posted 15 November 2014 - 07:13 AM

Kylie Kwong is big into edible insects and serves them at her restaurant. She sources them from the same website PP's listed so I'd think that is the best place to go.

#27 Owliegirl

Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:41 PM

Apparently you can prepare garden snails to eat, but you have to do something to do first to flush them out for like a month.

#28 prawntoast

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:07 PM

Wow you're adventurous! What about witchetty grubs?? Bush tucker classic :thumbs:

#29 Fright bat

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:13 PM

I might stick to lentils. Environmentally ok. No moving parts.

#30 Mumtotwo13

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:21 PM

fright bat beat me to it, I was just about to post 'if you're after a cheap source of protein just try lentils' :)

#31 MoonPie

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:21 PM

Why oh why did I read this thread while eating a kebab?

#32 la di dah

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:30 PM

Only grasshoppers/locusts would be okay in my religion (barring extreme starvation) so I would be more interested in bio-intensive gardening or permaculture. If I was ambitious and concerned about protein I would likely investigate a small-scale tilapia set up where the water cycles through a vegetable bed.

If I were going to be eating insects on an ongoing basis - and I respect that - I would probably work out how I could maintain my own supply because buying them is expensive and I would like to know they are organic.

I would also do that if I were feeding anything else mealworms/earthworms, which is a thing I would consider for hens. (I'd prefer to eat the eggs...)

#33 skylark

Posted 27 February 2016 - 08:49 PM

I've had those deep fried grasshoppers quite a lot in Asia, they're good, sort of popcorn-ish. I've had fried mealworm as a garnish on a thai salad too, but they didn't taste of anything except the spice they were seasoned/cooked with. Witchery grubs are super fatty, like eating a big creamy wedge of fat off a steak - too rich for everyday. There was someone trying to flog bug-based snacks on that Shark Tank show last year, I think it is something which will gradually get more mainstream in western countries, but not for a while.

#34 AsperHacker

Posted 27 February 2016 - 09:01 PM

Is it a full moon? Conspiracies, zombies, dinner insects?

#35 shannonhill

Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:21 PM

ewwwww.. and poor old me thought this was just in China. Definitely not my taste though.

And ainira, no, I don't think they would employ ethical means to kill insects.

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