Post by Adam Funk Post by Peter Moylan Post by Jerry Friedman
Obaue: Biting insects can be unpleasant.
I once accidentally bit a cockroach in half, and indeed it was
unpleasant, but I can never remember whether a cockroach is an insect.
I have to wonder how --- was it in some food?
I got the munchies in the middle of the night, and got a packet of
potato chips (crisps) from the cupboard. Because I knew exactly where
they were, I didn't bother turning on the light. I took a mouthful of
chips, bit down, and ... I don't need to describe the rest.
I had forgotten that cockroaches are known for chewing through plastic bags.
Post by Adam Funk
(What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a
I (deliberately) ate some roasted insects (& maybe some other "bugs")
a few years ago. Samples were given out at an event promoting
One of these days I'm going to make the potted woodlice recipe I
found on the WWW, but I don't think I can get away with it while
there are other people in the house.
Woodlice. Those would be the ones I know as slaters. I've never been
tempted to eat any.
Bardi grubs, also known as witchetty grubs, used to be popular with
Australia's indigenous people. I tried one once, barbecued. The taste
was OK, but I wasn't tempted to take a second.
I once watched a TV documentary in which an ethnic Vietnamese  took a
trip to Vietnam. On his way up-country to visit relatives he bought a
bag of tarantulas - I think they were tarantulas - as a gift for the
relatives. Apparently they're popular there as food.
Peter Moylan Newcastle, NSW http://www.pmoylan.org