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

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with nearly one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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. We also heard from Cindy who said:
    "That's totally gross – – but I admire your sense of adventure.
    xo"

  3. 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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