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Chez Entomangeur – Edible Pest Menu – Yummy Entomophagy

    

Here at Rentokil, we too are concerned about climate change (see our effect of climate change on pests blog post). So when you read that some people are advocating entomophagy as a way to combat global warming (entomphagy as in eating insects, as opposed to unintentional entomophagy where you kind of do it by accident!), we wondered how restaurants might incorporate insects into a tasty and ecologically responsible menu. Yummy.

We came up with the menu below, and our (hypothetically of course!) favourite recipes are highlighted in red. It appears to be surprisingly easy to incorporate insects into a variety of regional cuisines, doesn’t it? Well, easy, but a bit odd. Anyway, bon appétit!

Rentokil edible bug menu yummy

NB: As a final note, we should point out that the maps on the menu are there to illustrate the regional cuisine that inspired the dish. They’re not meant to imply that all of the people living there actually eat those dishes. Though they could… if they wanted to.

For more edible insects, check these sites out: LazyboneEdible UniqueEdible.comThailand Unique ~ The edible fossils in sedimentary rock recipe is here, just add your favourite/most readily available creepy crawlie.

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5 Comments

  1. Brig
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    If you were to substitute the pests with more ‘normal’ meat, this menu would really be very tempting! You can keep your breadcrumb coated tarantula though…I will stick to chicken thanks! Though I suppose if you have always grown up eating these kinds of pests, then it is perfectly natural to you….and maybe even tasty (surely not!).

  2. Peter
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    If you didn’t have any fresh basil for the tarantula dish, you could you substitute with Pesto? ;-)

  3. Posted April 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    A new way to do pest control, eat all the bugs. I love it. Thanks

  4. Matt
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Cheese-flavoured cricket anyone? Anyone….?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8596627.stm

  5. Posted April 27, 2010 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Forgot about this one, someone sent me an email about a guy who cooks and eats bugs and endorses entomophagy… I still think its grim!

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