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English Kids Eat Insects?

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


Meal worms.

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
  • Brains
  • Camel
  • Caterpillars
  • Duck Tongue
  • Fish Bladders and Eyes
  • Lizards and Locusts
  • Penis and Testicles
  • Roadkill
  • Urine
  • And more.


Proving, once again, that food preferences are cultural.


Read Food Culture and What It Means to be "Child-Friendly."

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Reader Comments (1)

I went to my favorite Chinese restaurant one day when I had bronchitis and was just feeling miserable. The owner insisted that what I really needed was a bowl of chicken and fish bladder soup and I figured, what the heck. It's now my go-to whenever I feel lousy!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervictoria

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