[ASC-list] Deep fried Grasshoppers

Susan Kirk skirk at iprimus.com.au
Fri Mar 22 06:24:19 UTC 2013


Well y'all caught the bug lucky for me. Thanks for an overwhelming response.
Who would have thought -- all these closet bug eaters.

S


On 22/03/13 2:06 PM, "Mobile Science Education"
<info at mobilescienceeducation.com.au> wrote:

> http://www.thailandunique.com/edible-insects-bugs
> 
> Presented without comment, just a small internal shudder...
> 
> (I think a person may have a hard time getting these into Australia.)
> 
> Lee Harrison
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au
> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Susan Kirk
> Sent: Friday, 22 March 2013 2:23 PM
> To: Rob Morrison; Heather Catchpole; Susan Kirk; asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
> Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Deep fried Grasshoppers
> 
> Yeah I would rather not do the Australian bugs.  I was thinking something
> more exotic and pest like....locusts.  Where would one get this kind of
> grub? (hah pun intended) Lab people???
> 
> Can you find Rob please?
> 
> S
> 
> On 22/03/13 1:48 PM, "Rob Morrison" <rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au> wrote:
> 
>> Interesting, but that is not the one. The one I refer to (not sure how
>> to find it, but can look with more time) is by a woman and describes a
>> whole range of insects - grasshoppers, cicadas, ants etc from memory,
>> and "bug" was ubiquitous (although from memory only the cicada qualified)!
>> 
>> I remember it because I was doing an Ockham's Razor talk on how
>> scientists misuse the terminology of their profession, and this was a
> small example.
>> 
>> Rob
>> 
>> Dr Rob Morrison
>> rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au
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>> From: Heather Catchpole [heather at cosmosmedia.com.au]
>> Sent: Friday, 22 March 2013 2:12 PM
>> To: Rob Morrison; Susan Kirk; asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
>> Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Deep fried Grasshoppers
>> 
>> Hi Rob and all
>> 
>> Here's the article I believe Rob refers to
>> http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/features/the-future-food/
>> 
>> In which, to be pedantic, only the Oxford professor refers to insects
>> as 'bugs'
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Heather
>> 
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>> On 22/03/13 2:16 PM, "Rob Morrison" <rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au> wrote:
>> 
>>> There was an article about 2-3 years ago in Cosmos. Irritating in
>>> that it referred to all the insects and other animals as "bugs" but
>>> it dealt with a lot of edible invertebrates.
>>> 
>>> I have done a TV segment on finding and eating Witchetty Grubs, but I
>>> guess that is pretty standard.
>>> I baulked at eating them raw, but a quick roll in some hot ashes
>>> transforms them into something like nutty egg white - recommended.
>>> 
>>> Rob
>>> 
>>> Dr Rob Morrison
>>> rob.morrison at flinders.edu.au
>>> Phone: (08) 8339 3790
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>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au
>>> [asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] on behalf of Susan Kirk
>>> [skirk at iprimus.com.au]
>>> Sent: Friday, 22 March 2013 10:25 AM
>>> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
>>> Subject: [ASC-list] Deep fried Grasshoppers
>>> 
>>> Anyone know anything about entomophagy.  Not just the science of it,
>>> the experience too?
>>> 
>>> Email me off list if you have any resources please.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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