I am inspired by this scorpion below in aspic on pumpernickel!! - there is evidently a false scorpion in NZ, tho very small....
see "Extreme Cuisine" by Jerry Hopkins, available at the library.....& my website www.pavlovasdog.weebly.com for my research so far...cheers martin
Haven't tried mealworms despite munching on various eclectic "delicacies", any idea where could I get them in NZ?
Had a great weekend two weeks back out in the bush with a bunch of friends and their kids.
Loads of cicadas around which the kids loved catching.
All of these kids are off farms or hippy communes and are used to natural foods so I showed them how to light a fire with the old firesteel and tinder, cooked a bunch of cicadas in a billy of oil till they were crispy and then sprinkled with salt.
Well by holding the wings, biting off the body and discarding the wings you had a little crispy ball of goodness that tasted just like the greasy fish you get from the local fish and chip shop.
Well between 8 kids they cleaned up an ice cream container full!