Tuesday, 20. November 2007
Bugs You Can EatTaken from 'Nova' on PBS: Master of the Killer Ants: The Mofu people of Cameroon rely on an unlikely ally - an army ant - to protect their homes and crops. Airs on PBS today at 8 PM.
Before fast food, farms, or even wild game, insects fed prehistoric hunter-gatherers all over the planet. A near taboo in the Western world, entomophagy (insect-eating) is still practiced by millions of people in traditional societies—and by us, a couple of gastronomically adventuresome Western journalists. It began simply enough with witchetty grubs in Australia, but before we knew it, we were caught. In this slide show, explore just a few of the stops on our journey to becoming gourmands of all things creepy-crawly.