Eating grasshoppers---any entomologists or anyone have any info??

Bratty John bratty at MEDCN.UMontreal.CA
Tue Jul 12 19:20:37 EST 1994


In article <riskin-120794114250 at mac3.math.nau.edu> riskin at nauvax.ucc.nau.edu (Adrian Riskin) writes:

   Does anyone know of any information on eating grasshoppers?  In particular,
   which types are good to eat, how does one cook them, can they be eaten raw,
   etc.

   Thanks, Adrian.

   PS  If this isn't the appropriate place to ask, I apologize.  I looked for
   some entomology newsgroups, because I know that some entomologists are in
   favor of bug eating, but I couldn't find any.  

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				Adrian Riskin
			  Department of Mathematics
			 Northern Arizona University
			   Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
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Adrian, 

You could try writing or calling the "Insectarium" here in Montreal.
Their phone # is (514) 872-8753, and the address is 4101 Sherbrooke
St. E., Montreal, Canada.  There ought to be a postal code with that,
but I don't know it.

The Insectarium is a kind of insect zoo-cum-museum for the general
public.  They put on an "Insect tasting" each year, which draws large
crowds!!!  I am not making this up.  The number of ways that insects,
including grasshoppers, can be cooked and eaten is truly remarkable.
Some of them would also be described by most of us as truly
disgusting.  Others are not bad at all.

So give those people a ring, or drop them a line.  They will certainly
be able to point you toward the appropriate culinary-entomological
literature.  They also know of films and videos to make your skin
crawl and your stomach churn!

Bon appetit!

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John Bratty		     	bratty at medcn.umontreal.ca 
Dept. de Biochimie	                                 
Universite de Montreal     	(514) 343-6111, ext. 5165 
Montreal, Canada H3C 3J7                               

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John Bratty		     	bratty at medcn.umontreal.ca 
Dept. de Biochimie	                                 
Universite de Montreal     	(514) 343-6111, ext. 5165 
Montreal, Canada H3C 3J7                               




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