In 1885 Vincent M. Holt published a small pamphlet, in which he explained his theory of “entomophagy” (the eating of insects as a food source).
This little book is still in print and read mainly I feel for its eccentricities. So, it is a great pleasure to bring it into the digital age with this site.
Holt argued that the nutritional content of insects could help the dietary inadequacies of the “working man”. He also cited that many cultures incorporate insects in their diet, and questioned peoples squeamishness on the subject.
Sadly for him the Victorian’s didn’t agree so “slug soup” and“wireworm sauce” have not made inroads into the national cuisine. But this is still an interesting read. In particular I would point you to the menus he produced.
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