Jason - Chef and cricket farmer

I'm about to eat what!?

We could smell the toasting of chili's and garlic from a couple hundred meters away. It called my name! We weaved our way through the streets until we came to a gentleman who was toasting up what looked to be, um, some kind of nuts? I didn't know what type they were, but the chili and garlic alone had me sold. So we ordered a few small bags worth, and he handed us our... nope these were not nuts! I'm sure he could tell by the look on our faces that this may have been a new experience for us. He explained what they were, chapulines, a type of grasshopper, popped a few in his mouth, and went back to toasting up more. I was pretty hungury at this point so was willing to eat anything, and these little guys smelled so delicious. So, trying not to look at them too much, I popped a few in my mouth. I was sold. They were delicious.

What else was out there? Where else are people eating insects, and what do they taste like? And so the journey began.

Ants, crickets, larvae, spiders, termites, worms, grubs, and grasshoppers. Okay, maybe all of them not quite as palatable as those tasty little chapulines, but others so delicious, I wonder why they are not used more in North American dishes?

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