Crickets, locusts, and mealworms, oh my! This week on Eating Disorder, the guys welcome Entomologist and Arachnologist of the American Museum of Natural History, Louis N. Sorkin, and Zack Lemann, Chief Entomologist at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, to discuss the tantalizing topic of edible insects. Though viewed as an extreme food source by many, the show’s guests seek to inform the masses that insects can be tasty if prepared correctly, and moreover, are a healthy alternative for a snack. Later, make sure to stay tuned as the guys enjoy an on-air, buggy tasting menu! Make sure to check out the Eating Disorder Facebook page for the corresponding video clip. This program was brought you by Heritage Foods USA.
“A lot of the insects, depending what you mix them with, they actually pick up the flavor of the spices and things you’re using, though many still have a unique flavor too.” [7:52]
–Louis Sorkin on Eating Disorder
“As a general rule, camouflage bugs are trying to stay hidden because they taste good.” [21:45]
–Zack Lemann on Eating Disorder