November 23rd, 2011, 1:51 pm · 3 Comments · posted by delstonejr
Happy Thanksgiving, all two of you!
Tomorrow as you sit down to your TV tray of turkey Hot Pockets to watch the Miami Dolphins destroy the Dallas Cowboys, think about how much more delicious those Hot Pockets would be if they were stuffed with cockroaches.
Ewww. I haven’t eaten anything today and that STILL turns my stomach.
But the notion of eating bugs is being taken seriously by a college kid whose name is Matthew Krisilofff. He’s president of a company called Entom Foods that aims to get us beef-snarfing, beer-swilling Americans to eat more insects.
According to an article on Discovery News’ website, Krisiloff says we Americans might eat more bugs if the icky parts – eyes, wings, legs and crunch exoskeletons – were removed (that pretty much amounts to the whole bug, right?). His company plans to start selling crickets, mealworms and grasshoppers.
Bugs are a good source of calcium, says Krisiloff, and some even taste good. For instance, the male bee larvae tastes “like a combination of honey and bacon.” Yum. Bacon and honey – now that’s a good combination.
He points out that people in other parts of the world routinely eat bugs, including Paraguayans, who eat something called a “palm grub.”
I’m sorry, but I won’t be eating any of Krisiloff’s crickets, mealworms and grasshoppers. I can barely choke down beets, cabbage, and the Enemy Vegetable, onions. And as I understand it our food already contains significant percentages of bug parts, so we’re eating bugs, just not consciously. And frankly I don’t care what people eat in other countries. Some people will eat just about anything, even here in America (where no bovine testicle is safe). Doesn’t mean I want to eat them … though you really should try raw oysters. They’re delicious and only look a little bit like snot.
God made cockroaches to be sprayed with insecticide and flung out the front door from a dustpan held at arm’s length. He didn’t make them for Hot Pockets.
I feel the same way about liver, but there you go.