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:
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