Monday, May 20, 2013

Bugs, Hunger and Food (Part 2): Sampling Insects at the Market in Bangkok--A BBC Video

In Part 1 of this series, we alluded to practice of eating deep-fried  beetles and locusts in Thailand. There are many ways to prepare the insects besides cooking them in a vat of hot oil.  Stefan Gates, host of the BBC program Cooking in the Danger Zone, ventured into the market in Bangkok in search of insect stalls.  This segment, entitled  Can Eating Insects Save the World? shows his interaction with one of the vendors at the market.  "It's a little bit like eating a has a shell on the outside," Gates said after tasting a water bug. As it turns out, water bugs are an acquired taste, as you'll notice by Gates' reaction at the end of this video

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