The Joy of Eating Insects | Gastro Obscura

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What’s the best type of ant to add for a citrusy twist to your meal? What does a Japanese wasp taste like? Chef and edible insect ambassador Joseph Yoon is trying to normalize eating edible insects around the world. While most might squirm at the idea, eating edible insects is rooted in environmentalism, and is one tool we can use to make an impact on sustainable food culture.

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