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March 01, 2009

Tub 'o Scorpions

Ikizukuri From Mongolian Boodog to Thai Bat Paste, The 10 Most Disgusting Delicacies to Try Before You Die

Tub 'o Scorpions (YT)

Eating Live Baby Octopus in Korea

Weird Chinese food competition

(Photo above from Artmarcovici)

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March 02, 2008

Entomophagy on wikipedia

Eating_rat Thai fast food sellers are enjoying a boom in rat sales, as people learn to love the taste of the rodent. Year of the Rat in Thailand. (Re-sizes the browser)

More: Ratatouille in Vietnam

Entomophagy on wikipedia now lists grow-a-brain as a source (Under “External links", at the bottom). Yea! My first mention on wikipedia was for another culinary off-topic - Amezaiku, the Japanese candy craft artistry

(Photoshop of Rob Cockerham above from Bert’s pages)

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January 28, 2008

Live eels

Bug_sandwich Eating live octopus in Korea

They call it 'The Peruvian Viagra' and they say it's great for you if you have a low sex drive. It's the best aphrodisiac. 'Extracto de rana' (Frog Juice) is in very high demand at local markets of Lima, Peru

Live eels in some Vietnamese markets. (My picture of live eels from last year's trip to Shanghai)

From Nova: Bugs you can eat

A visit to Typhoon, an insect-restaurant over in the Santa Monica Airport

Beautiful Larva Candy, Hand Made by Komatsuya in Japan

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September 12, 2007

Butterflies in my stomach


Mmmm…Wasp Crackers

Preparing Silkworm Pupa Pizza

Eating insects in Thailand

A visit to the Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

2 new: Bugs For Dinner - David Gracer’s blog about edible insects, and Ugly Food

(Btw, I've mentioned durians various times here, last time as recently as yesterday, but tonight I received a big, fresh durian fruit to eat, and actually liked the creamy meat - to a degree that is)

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January 19, 2007

It's Hard to Eat Just One

Fried_grasshoppers In Nigeria’s far north-eastern Borno State, man is biting back against the desert locust. Swarms of migrating locusts seasonally strip the semi-arid region of its scanty vegetation and crops.

But Gambo Ibrahim, 27, a locust hunter, says the people of Borno have found a way of converting the desert locust’s assault into an annual banquet.

They eat the locusts which they call Desert shrimps

Nick Paine Exotic Kitchen - The World's Only Culinary Archaeologist

Scorpion on a stick. Deep fried insects sold at food stall in Bangkok and in Mexico

Bugs and tales of Spider leg hair stuck in my teeth

Trendy Taiwanese enjoy Creepy crawly cuisine (With video)

(No time to blog tonight: My horse was bitten by a snake. Sorry.)

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October 14, 2006

Hot 'n' crispy

Fried_tarantulas A meal of bugs from Geisha Asobi

More on flickr, Fried Tarantulas. (From Suspending Habeas Corpus). “For those who favour more of a ‘pick and mix approach’ this is much like an old fashioned sweet counter. Except with cockroaches and locusts rather than gummy bears and jelly babies” - Scarfing down hot 'n' crispy tarantulas in a little Cambodian town called Skuon

A really wild & strange Bug Eating Party Game with real edible bugs. (From Blagman)

Colombian Santandereanas Ants, exclusive and exotic dish. (Music warning. Continue to Reseña Fotográfica)

The Warm Eaters, a 1981 exploitation Z-film

Cockroach-eating contest at Six Flags, Illinois bugs animal group

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August 20, 2006

Reptiles? Slugs?

Scorpion_kebab Oven-roasted alligator served at the "Explorer's Club" dinner. (From Boing Boing. More by Esther Dyson, Tomatos at the Union Square Greenmarket)

Michael, at the Weird Meat Project, is having a bowl of medicinally-beneficial Sea Horse Soup

I’ve never eaten Live Scorpion Kebabs before… Also there, a visit to a Chinese Penis Restaurant

About eating chitons

The previously-blogged Thailand Unique has revamped their website

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March 05, 2006

Scorpion soup

Scorpion_soup June 3, 2006: Welcome readers of 10E, Weblinks and Szanalmas! Check out also 100+ amazing collections in the archives. Enjoy!

"Nhong tam" worms from a beautiful flickr travelogue 30 days in Việt Nam by Tristan Savatier. (You can view them as slide shows. Note special subjects about Tiết canh (raw blood soup) and the Tribe people of Northern Vietnam among many others)

Insects sounds from the forests of Northern Thailand and Thailand's Amazing Insects. (From Look At This)

Cooking rats (Pretty disgusting, unless you like it)

From Slate; Forget liver - Here are 7 foods that truly require a fearless stomach

Larvets from HotLix


The University of Florida Book of Insect Records, from Longest Insect Migration to Least Oxygen Dependent

Here’s a site that looks like an Arabic mirror of Grow-a-Brain’s Entomophagy (Insect Eating) Page

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September 04, 2005

Bug dishes


From “Snail farming in the UK”, a nice recipe for Escargots de Bourgogne (Snails with herb butter). However, Snails should not be eaten raw, like this Japanese fellow does. Update: A Portuguese snail recipe from Claudia

Seahorses snacks in a Beijing market. Also from “Mutant Frog” - steamed goats` head

Spider & Eyeball Snacks

Edible Insects from Thailand: Roasted Giant Water Bugs, Roasted Scorpions, Large Water Bugs Preserved in Brine, Roasted Termite Eggs, more

Bug dishes

Wikipedia article about Taboo food and drink

Frog postcards

A German restaurant claims to be fully booked for weeks after adding maggots on the menu

Many More Links about Entomophagy (Insect Eating) Here

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December 16, 2004


Locust_food Snail street in Saigon. (From ”Things Magazine”)

A nice helping of cream of cricket soup with cricket croutons and crushed bug toast. (Another “Worth 1000” contest)

BBQ Worm crisps, oven baked not fried!

Seahorses on a stick - Treats in a Beijing market. (From ”A Welsh View”)

Extreme Eating: NYC is awash in goats’ heads, cockscombs, and corn smut. Yum

Cambodian street vendor

Invasion of locusts. A few locust recipes

Local man routs locals, eating 13 roaches to win iPod

Kilifi Village Where Mice is a Delicacy

I went sailing on a Caribbean vacation for a few weeks. This post has been pre-blogged for your enjoyment. Any complains will have to wait until my return. Today’s “Blog Of The Day” will be on hold until after Christmas. Many More Links about Entomophagy (Insect Eating) Here

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May 01, 2004

Welcome to Yahoo Picks Readers today. Please visit all 120 categories of "Grow-a-Brain"

Bug_food ”Grow-a-Brain” is comprised of over 120 unusual subjects, but somehow, our collection of Entomophagy (Insect Eating) had been the most popular of them all. So we are going to turn it into a large “Resource Directory”, which means that some of the links in it may not stand alone on their own as the ones in the other subjects. If you are not interested in bug-food, please scroll down to the next posting.

It's hard to describe the mix of revulsion and wonder you feel eating your first Bug snacks, but it’s all part of a shared mother/daughter experience

"It's Hard to Eat Just One" - A brief and crunchy defense of entomophagy (From 1997)

Here's a surprise for you - “Queasy Bake”, A Hasbro toy product, ages 8 plus

Snacking on Deep Fried Bugs in Thailand

A Mealworm Spaghetti by Peter Menzel

From the "Manataka American Indian Council": There are 1,462 recorded species of edible insects. Also, Eating Flowers

From Western Precedents of Entomophagy: “Never was a more direct instruction given in favor of the inclusion of insects in our diets...”

Cicada: The Other, Other White Meat ( A “Washington Post” Article)

Insect_eating_1 Afraid of Eating Beef?

Bugs as Food: Humans Bite Back

Very cool bugs

“Numerous forecasts of futurologists predic, that in 15 - 20 years, mass famine because of a global exhaustion of ground, increases of a population and the subsequent lack of food stuffs. In Ethiopia and Sudan people already today in thousand die for famine. Is it possible to rescue mankind?

Welcome to Grubco, ”Known for quality & service”

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April 04, 2004

Bon Appetit:

Bug_eating_1 Barbecue aux insectes (Click for more)

“…In "ISAN" area markets, it is possible to eat bugs like scorpions, grasshoppers, larva, beetles and even sometimes dogs. These days, farmers are making more by harvesting lice than rice. Now Bangkok residents also appreciate eating bugs. Canned grasshoppers, locusts, water beetles, crickets, silkworm pupae and ant eggs are available at the supermarket. Bangkok residents think of bugs as a healthy, low-calorie treat.”

scorpion skewers in Beijing

“Taste Like Chicken” - Teaching kids about Entomophagy

How many insect fragments per 100 grams will the FDA allow, (From the old “Brunching”), and Acceptable amount of insect parts in foods from Dr. Irene

Diet of worms can cure bowel disease

Insects and reptiles on the menu

Many more Links about Eating Insects here.

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March 05, 2004

Cockroaches for Dinner

Water Beetle marinated in ginger and soy sauce with carrot garnish against a background of swimming water beetles. (From Peter Menzel Photography )

Get Buck Wild for Britney - Eat Cockroaches for 4th row seats - What will you eat to get free concert tickets from B95 radio station in Fresno?

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February 01, 2004

Here are the old "Grow-a-Brain" Insect-eating links

Cricket_eating Bassetts Cricket Ranch

Books About Entomophagy (From "Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School" )

Bugs for breakfast

Chocolate covered ants , crickets and roaches . Oklahoma's Chocolate Ant Farm

Eating Sago Worms

Eating Your Garden Snails

Eat worms - feel better . Who would deliberately drink a dose of gut worms? Anna Glanz.

Entomophagy - Let's eat bugs

Food for Insects

Hot Licks Cricket Sucker (From "Novelty Candy" )

How to use Insects as Food

House of Bugs - A Strange Blog

Insects as Food in Different Cultures

Insect Snacks from Around the World (From "Zack's Bug-Feasting Page" )

Jolie loves insect food

Mezcal with the worm - forget it! What about mezcal with a scorpion ? and The true history of the worm in the bottle

Mouse Bread , Yuck - 1/19/04

Night Bazaar is located close to the city center on Manat Road which is between Chomphon and Mahatthai roads. It is opened everyday from 6 to 10 p.m everyday.

Nutrition Facts

Pass the bugs, please , critters on the menu

Peter Menzel Photography . (Explore the whole site!)

Pharyngeal Irritation After Eating Cooked Tarantula (From "Weird Links" )

Shanghai Guide

Tales from "Fear Factor"

Truly- Eclectic & Unusual dishes - Thank you, Phillip D.L. - 8/2/03

Cooked_bugs_1 Tasty Insect Recipes from Iowa State University

The Worm Man , global consultants to the Worm Farming Industry

Typhoon Restaurant in Santa Monica (From "Bay Area Bug Eating Society" Stories )

Unusual Thai food

Yogesh Chavan tasted toads, cockroaches (From "A Welsh View" ) - 1/17/04

Why not bugs?

Weird & Different Recipes from Bert Christensen

Worm food Game

Comments ? More Links? Please add them here!

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