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david faure Adds New Menu Option, Crickets

Posted By on Jul 18th, 2013

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as "true crickets"), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers, and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae) and Weta (families Anostostomatidae and Rhaphidophoridae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are more than 900 species of crickets.

Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as “true crickets”), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers, and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (family Tettigoniidae) and Weta (families Anostostomatidae and Rhaphidophoridae). They have somewhat flattened bodies and long antennae. There are more than 900 species of crickets.

Chef Faure Adds New Menu Options

A famed chef, David Faure, has added certain foods that are quite interesting to his menu at his restaurant Aphrodite in Nice. So, what are the intriguing items on the menu? Well, they are crickets.

It is estimated that over 1 million people around the world snack on insects regularly, but the ingestion of insects have yet to catch on in Europe and the United States.

The crickets that Chef Faure serves are popcorn flavored. He also has mealworms that are used for his dessert dishes. According toSiloBreaker.com, the Michelin-starred chef added these creepy crawlers not only for the shock appeal, but because they are packed with vital nutrients that are lacking in the Western culture.

“People will continue to put a steak on the barbecue, but if from time to time people make this gesture, that can make a difference,” the chef said.

“I had this idea for several years, after travel to continents where it’s normal to eat insects,” the chef said by phone from his restaurant two days ago. “It’s really a question of taste.”

Chef Faure purchases his new menu items from a company called Micronutris, which is located in the South of France and supplies organic vegetables and insects that are raised humanely.

His new innovative meals starring the insects start at a 56 euros or $76.50 in U.S. currency. Chef Faure thinks that his addition to his menu will flourish and that more restaurants will soon catch on to the idea.

According to Faure, “Fifty years ago it was impossible to make a European eat sushi…now you find a sushi bar on every corner. “It’s the same for insects. Pretty soon we’ll see insect bars opening everywhere.”






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