You think you have trouble getting your kid to taste new foods? Be glad you don’t live in the UK.
“Schoolchildren have been tasting edible insects cooked by a top chef as part of regional celebrations to mark National Insect Week 2012 (25 June-1 July).” — Harrogate-News
I don’t know which is weirder, kids eating insects or the fact that there is such a thing as a National Insect Week.
Source: Harrogate-News June 27, 2012
Presumably gourmet meal worms.
With chef Lionel Strub!
According to the Harrogate-News, Dr Luke Tilley, National Insect Week co-ordinator, said:
This will be a great event for the children and a novel way for them to learn more about our Great British insects. National Insect Week is all about promoting awareness of the value of a diverse insect world to the environment.
My thoughts exactly!
For more interesting eating from around the world read They Eat That?
- Armadillos and Bats
- Black Chicken
- Duck Tongue
- Fish Bladders and Eyes
- Lizards and Locusts
- Penis and Testicles
- And more.
Proving, once again, that food preferences are cultural.
Read Food Culture and What It Means to be “Child-Friendly.”
~Changing the conversation from nutrition to habits.~