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Maybe but the fact you have to drench the creepy crawlies in enough flavour to make a Mexican think twice should say something about them as a food source.
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Insects have been human food for thousands of years already. Hell, not always even on purpose. Plus, crustaceans are little more than underwater insects, and they are certainly popular.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Insects have been human food for thousands of years already. Hell, not always even on purpose. Plus, crustaceans are little more than underwater insects, and they are certainly popular.


And shrimp, lobster, and crab suffer the same problem other bugs do. And that is they are practically tasteless on their own or somewhat unappetizing. Venison, salmon, and other protein sources do not need nearly as much flavouring to make them not only edible but delicious.
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Ranwolf wrote:

And shrimp, lobster, and crab suffer the same problem other bugs do. And that is they are practically tasteless on their own or somewhat unappetizing. Venison, salmon, and other protein sources do not need nearly as much flavouring to make them not only edible but delicious.


Shrimp sushi, though. No thanks, however.

Admittedly, I tend to favor alot of herbal, garlic, and onion seasonings, so I don't really mind. My only real complaint us that it's pretty hard to fill up on them, especially lobster. I hear elk is on the bland side, too.

I recommend slow-cooking venison in a basil, parsley, garlic, roasted soy, and parmesan pesto. Nice and slow.
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Ranwolf wrote:

And shrimp, lobster, and crab suffer the same problem other bugs do. And that is they are practically tasteless on their own or somewhat unappetizing. Venison, salmon, and other protein sources do not need nearly as much flavouring to make them not only edible but delicious.


Shrimp sushi, though. No thanks, however.

Admittedly, I tend to favor alot of herbal, garlic, and onion seasonings, so I don't really mind. My only real complaint us that it's pretty hard to fill up on them, especially lobster. I hear elk is on the bland side, too.

I recommend slow-cooking venison in a basil, parsley, garlic, roasted soy, and parmesan pesto. Nice and slow.


I would sooner fight under an ISIS flag then put garlic on perfectly good deer. Garlic is the vilest food out there, it ranks even above century eggs in terms of pure foulness.
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aeb0717 wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

I would sooner fight under an ISIS flag then put garlic on perfectly good deer. Garlic is the vilest food out there, it ranks even above century eggs in terms of pure foulness.


Suit yourself. Didn't mean to piss in your cornflakes. But, hey, pretty sure I'd sooner eat my own vomit than devour something you like, too.
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Suit yourself. Didn't mean to piss in your cornflakes. But, hey, pretty sure I'd sooner eat my own vomit than devour something you like, too.


I may have to explain myself more. I am a supertaster you see, I can not literally handle intense flavour it makes me physically ill.
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Ranwolf wrote:

I may have to explain myself more. I am a supertaster you see, I can not literally handle intense flavour it makes me physically ill.


Understandable. Both garlic and thousand-year-old eggs are high in sulfur. Some garlics are too strong for even me, even though I chew on raw garlic to relieve swollen gums when I floss too hard.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Insects have been human food for thousands of years already. Hell, not always even on purpose. Plus, crustaceans are little more than underwater insects, and they are certainly popular.


I love when Jim Gaffigan talks about lobsters and crabs. God doesn't want you to eat the crab, he gave it a rock hard shell and put it at the bottom of the ocean
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It would only work if they can be farmed.
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in my native asian country, ppl eat crickets, spiders and shit... so it's actually the food of the present.

personally never tried any of them even while i was living there. ewwwww, but people are always carrying a big tray around selling those fried insects daily and people buy them
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They should be and we need new sources of protein or vitamin B12. If indigenous tribes can eat them, then why can't everyone else.
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