Ordinary people may not imagine how creepy little reptiles feel as part of a daily diet. According to Australian celebrity chef Ruan Luke, the era of insects as food will lead to the next food boom, according to Australia’s “New Express” on May 18.
According to a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2 billion people around the world have eaten 1,900 protein-rich insects in three meals.
Ruan Luke said that cockroaches, crickets, scorpions and spiders are new trends in modern cooking. Although many chefs have failed to make insects popular in the past, Ruan Luke claims this time to be true.
He said: “We are realizing that there are so many fried chickens you can eat. Every time I talk to people about eating insects, they say,’Oh my God, I can’t eat them. But once they try, they say,’It’s great, it’s delicious’. In the world envisioned by Ruan Luke, fried grasshoppers would replace peanuts as bar snacks.
Insects are used as food in 36 African countries, 23 American countries, 29 Asian countries and 11 European countries. They enjoy cooking beetles, mealworms and grasshoppers.
It may take time to overcome reptile aversion, and several restaurants in Sydney have added insect dishes to their menus.