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.

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Lisa and George

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Lisa Ellen Niver

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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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