Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Bee in your Bonnet

Or a cricket on your plate.

Since [the new Audubon Insectarium in downtown New Orleans] is in a city known for distinctive food, an adjoining eatery, Bug Appetit, has its own singular culinary offerings: cooked insects, chiefly crickets, waxworms and mealworms. Among the menu items are chocolate chirp cookies and red beans and yikes. When local chefs were asked to submit bug dishes, Leah Chase came up with roasted crickets.

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