Bugs Are the New Sushi

 

Article first published as Bugs Are the New Sushi on Technorati.

Sumathi Reddy’s article, Bug Eaters try to get some Buzz on September 15 in the Wall Street Journal said: “bugs are tasty, and good for you, too—high in protein, low in fat, cheap and good for the environment. ‘I think it’s what sushi was 20 or 30 years ago,’ he said. ‘Now it’s time for bugs.’ Across the country, entomophagy—the eating of insects—has gained a small audience hopeful that the inclusion of bugs in global cuisine from Southeast Asia to Mexico inspires more of a following for such dishes in the U.S.”

Yes, that is me eating part of a fried cricket
 in the Night Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Part you ask? Well, once the little leg touched
my lip..That was the end of the EATING!

You can see me tasting fried cricket in Thailand. We also saw lots of insects being consumed on Snack street in Beijing.

Sarah Parsons in “Want Cheap, Eco-Friendly, Healthy Fare? Try Eating Bugs,” says “most consumers would need to get over that ick factor associated with crunching on caterpillars. Just thinking about a cricket leg brushing up against my tongue triggers my gag reflex. But if bugs boast the sustainable foodie traits experts claim they do, I’m willing to take a bite in the name of saving the planet and eating healthy. Plus, cover anything in garlic and chipotle sauce, and it’s dinner to me.”

I personally am not ready to switch completely to bugs as the little legs do creep me out. But I am willing to TRY them again! Who knows if you crush them up and put them in a pita, maybe it is like tuna fish or egg salad, bugs could be the next new food craze.

Read more: http://technorati.com/lifestyle/travel/article/bugs-are-the-new-sushi/#ixzz10avifY00

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Lisa and George

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

4 responses to “Bugs Are the New Sushi

  1. We love your comments!
    Allen said, "Very disgusting. Ugh.xo"
    From Nanette: "Yuk"

    Feel free to post your comments here on our blog!
    Lisa and George

  2. FROM BETH:

    "Lisa you are a brave soul to attempt the ingestion of a fried cricket. I am so glad you stopped…fried food certainly has its nutritional drawbacks 🙂

    Stay cool, say hello to George and thanks for the fantastic We Said Go Travel articles.

    Beth"

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