This Huge Cake Is Made Of Grasshoppers And It Looks Disgustingly Delicious

This is gross and old, but it made me hungry. Also, it makes sense: some students made this giant grasshopper cake to celebrate a new book that promotes the cooking of insects as one of the most efficient, greenest ways to feed humans.

Apparently, the cake is delicious, like all the sweets made in Netherlands. But there are many more plates in this book, including pizza. And pizza is always good, no matter what you put in it. Unless they use ant milk. That would be bad.

Whatever, I want some honey worm stroopwafels and tea right now. [Thanks Jim!]


    I think a little bit of vomit just came up

    The reason I have an aversion to eating bugs is that I am accustomed to not eating offal. Which is to say, when I eat meat it is the muscle of a large animal cut in a particular way. When eating a bug, you end up eating its eyes, its guts, its cuticle and shell, which just *feels* a bit squick.

    But at the same time, it's just a matter of perspective. I have eaten fried cricket and silkworm and they taste (very approximately) like crab. I'm 100% sure they weren't butchered and dressed like a fish or a cow might be, but I was a little tipsy at the time and my inhibitions were lowered.

    Reminds me of the work of Sir Heston Blumenthal (an English Knight of Dutch descent) - specifically, the segment he did on "Heston's Feasts" that featured a Victorian dinner based on Alice in Wonderland; with deep fried grasshoppers and worms.
    I'd eat insects the same way I eat shrimps, prawns, shellfish, etc. - provided the insects are cooked & prepared in the same manner.

    HET INSECTENKOOKBOEK - I thought I was dyslexic, turns out, I am Dutch.

    Maybe if the grasshoppers had just eaten a field of weed they'd be more appealing.....kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak.

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