Years ago, out to dinner with friends, I sent back an order of pad Thai because there was a cricket in it. When we showed the waitress, she asked, “Do you want something else?” Since the sautéed cricket had ruined our appetites, we did not want anything else.
Recent developments in the world of entomophagy – the use of insects as food – have caused me to reconsider whether we overreacted to that cricket. In most of the world, insects are a routine part of the diet. Just not in the United States or Canada – at least, not yet.
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