a sudden absence of bees (sabotabby) wrote in little_details,
a sudden absence of bees

Personal experiences of insect-based cuisine

Setting is a sci-fi/fantasyish world that includes, among other fun things, fly-like insects that are approximately the size of housecats. One culture hunts and eats these insects as their main source of protein. A character from another culture is adopted into the community, and is basically eating roast bug for the first time in her life.

Googling reveals a number of articles on insects as food, but I'm looking more for personal experiences of what insects actually taste like—and moreover, what's the texture like? Do they just absorb the flavour of whatever you cook them in? What's it like eating a bug for the first time if you didn't grow up eating them?

EDIT: You folks are so helpful! I can have varieties of buggish flavours.
Tags: ~food and drink (misc)
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