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This is one Food Revolution I won't be joining


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2 minutes ago, Apple said:

bats, pangolins...?

Not this one, it was just insects...like a street snack food....they'll eat anything 'twould appear...

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Somebody famous too had a saying that, "If it has legs and walks or wings and flies, the Cantonese will eat it"?

What turns me is those "balut" duck eggs with the embryo inside..... how could you..? 🤢 

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30 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Programme from China on tv the other night, whole markets specialising in insects as food, crickets, grasshoppers, grilled, basted, on a spit, you name it.

Ah yeah I saw that.  Paul Merton?

My grasshoppers were more like a bag of popcorn/chunky crisps.  Again, slightly less disturbing than a kebab!

 

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18 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

 

What turns me is those "balut" duck eggs with the embryo inside..... how could you..? 🤢 

I ate those somewhere in SE Asia, Vietnam I think.  

The key apparently is to get them before the beak goes hard.  That way all the bones are soft too. 

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2 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

Ah yeah I saw that.  Paul Merton?

My grasshoppers were more like a bag of popcorn/chunky crisps.  Again, slightly less disturbing than a kebab!

 

That was the one 👍. Weren't Sainsbury's going to try and sell "snack" boxed crickets/grasshoppers in UK a couple of years ago too? If not Sainsbury's, certainly one of the major players.

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3 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

That was the one 👍. Weren't Sainsbury's going to try and sell "snack" boxed crickets/grasshoppers in UK a couple of years ago too? If not Sainsbury's, certainly one of the major players.

Wonder how popular this is... 

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33 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

That was the one 👍. Weren't Sainsbury's going to try and sell "snack" boxed crickets/grasshoppers in UK a couple of years ago too? If not Sainsbury's, certainly one of the major players.

Really?  Never saw that.  I'd give it a try.  They are small and crunchy, so the crisp/popcorn type snacks would probably be a good option. 

 

28 minutes ago, quilp said:

Wonder how popular this is... 

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Or this.  Realistically this is how I would see the insect protein alternative actually gaining some traction in the UK/Europe; being powdered and then used more like an additional ingredient or supplement.  Realistically they are part of the diet in most other regions of the world. 

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Very many decades ago, I used to go to China and other far eastern countries on business.  I had some brilliant and incredible culinary experiences over those years which amazingly never upset my delicate English constitution 😀 !    Peking duck in Peking was astounding.  Soft shell crab in Shanghai were my favourites. 

I also travelled far into the 'interior' by rail, boat and clapped out van.  I was sometimes the first white face the local people had ever seen.  In those days, not too long after the country opened up again after the Cultural Revolution you needed separate visa for each town.  I was chaperoned and watched constantly.  And some of the things I was offered as edible had best be left to your imagination.  Lets' just say I refused to eat dog.

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