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All You Can Eat

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September 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM

But does it taste like chicken?

 

 

Here’s a buffet you don’t see everyday – locust kabobs and pizza topped with southeast Asian grasshoppers. For dessert, “a tasty wax worm flan created by Café Racer resident baker, Leonard Meuse” because, who doesn’t wake up every morning with a craving for wax worms?

David Gordon, aka the Bug Chef, will serve  a buffet unlike any you’ve ever had before.

David Gordon, aka the "Bug Chef" will serve a tasty bug buffet at the Burke Museum next Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Jeff Cole

David Gordon, aka the “Bug Chef” will serve a tasty bug buffet at the Burke Museum next Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Jeff Cole

The bug bites are part of a book event  he’s plugging at the Burke Museum Wednesday at 7 p.m., “Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.” He’ll talk about edible insects and entomophages or bug eaters.

Some conservationists believe the overpopulated world will run out of meat and seafood and that we should turn to plants and, yes, insects for our main food source.

Even former New York Times restaurant critic and former Gourmet editor Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl  recently chimed in: ” We all will be eating insects. They are a perfectly reasonable source of protein.”

You can check out the amusing video of Reichl and other present and  former restaurant critics talking about eating bugs here.   Admission to the lecture on edible insect is $5. To get access to the buffet line, you can either purchase his cookbook or make a $10 donation to Café Racer  memorial fund for the victims of the Cafe Racer shooting. Reserve your seat at the bug buffet here.

It’s safe to say that it won’t taste like chicken.

Comments | Topics: Eating bugs, Tan Vinh

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