Would you eat BUGS???
Would you eat BUGS????
Posted Today at 12:21 PM by larruone
Yesterday was the annual BUGFEST at the NC Museum of Natural Science... complete with the traditional free buffet of insect enhanced eats!
(They usually have an evening eats with gourmet food from local chefs, but not this year.)
So, what was on the menu?
Antchiladas.... Basic enchilada with toasted ants on top. Ants are like little bacon bits, not bad.
Crawfish Dip... Hey crawfish ain't no bug! OK, maybe technically....
But this was some nasty, crawfish free dip. Think mayo, ketchup, hot sauce and maybe a jar of salsa. Ick.
Silkworm Ice Cream Topping... the worms were sauteed in something I didn't catch. Alone, they weren't bad, but had a bothersome aftertaste. On the ice cream, they were actually pretty good.
Ant Quesadilla... best of the lot. Simple tortilla and some cheese with ants sprinkled on top.
Mealy Bug Hushpuppy... also not bad. A hushpuppy with crunch. Mealy bugs are really good on cookies. They had those last year.
Bug Salsa.... think cheap jarred salsa with some sauteed mealy bugs. If the salsa had been better....
It is my personal opinion that the Bugfest Buffet is providing a dis-service to the field of entomophagy (bug eating).
THE FOOD ITSELF, without the bugs, is bad. So OF COURSE it tastes bad.
I have decided that I definitely like my bugs crunchy. No gooey bugs please.