The other meat

I have to admit, when I made a kind of flip comment the other day about meat being defined as “having a face” in the footnote of a “post”: about how often we eat meat, “this wasn’t what I was thinking of, but it qualifies.”:

Of course, I should have thought of it, since I’ve eaten bugs a couple of times. To me, they don’t taste like much of anything at all. I guess I should experiment more.

What about you? If I told you that eating bugs really isn’t unpleasant at all, would you try them? Does the fact that, apparently, raising & eating bugs answers a lot of the issues brought up in the previous posts and comments sway you?

I should totally see if I can find a recipe for chapulines. I had them last month in San Jose, and they mostly just tasted like the seasonings they were fried in. Maybe bigger ones would have been better.

If you’re curious, that’s the second time I’ve intentionally consumed insects. The first time it was a single termite, based on what was effectively a dare during my first trip to Kenya. I have always described it as, “crunching like popcorn, but with no taste.”

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