Get served a cocktail or an appetizer with a bug in it and you’d send it back and probably find a new place to eat. But insects are actually an incredible source of protein with a long history in Latin cuisine and they’re showing up on many a restaurant menu these days, from appetizers to desserts.
David George Gordon, aka The Bug Chef, has a cookbook on eating bugs, Richard Sandoval’s restaurants feature a guacamole with grasshoppers, and there’s a restaurant in New Orleans dedicated completely to serving bug dishes. From a cocktail with a salt worm rim to tacos with crickets to a chocolate fondue dessert, here are 5 recipes to bug out for.
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