Insects on the Thanksgiving Menu in New Orleans

Today at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans, insects are on the Thanksgiving menu. The feast, dubbed “Bug Appetit,” includes turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie with a crispy cricket topping.

The text on their website says, “Get ready for a fun-filled Hoppy Thanksgiving at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium! November 26-27, 2013 you can sample traditional Thanksgiving dishes done in ways you’ll only find here; turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie. This might not be what the Pilgrims ate, but you’ll be surprised at how tasty it is. YUM!”

This video from a local news station shows visitors giving it a try:


The price is included with admission tickets, and there’s still time to give it a try if you’re in the area.

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Crickets and worms on bug museum Thanksgiving menu

Mealworm stuffing and cricket-topped pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving menu at bug museum in N.O.

Visitors Enjoy New Twists to Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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