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Fried Roaches on Sticks


Every year, the Explorers Club hosts a formal dinner in New York City featuring exotic foods. NBC's Matthew Moll talked to Gene Rurka, the organizer of the event:

Goat eyes were among this year’s nearly 40 items featured. Many of the items were displayed with the heads of the animals and bodies fully intact, which gave explorers the opportunity to see the source of the food. [...]

Rurka added that the insect dishes are a hit every year and “go like hot cakes.” Earthworms, crickets, larvae, cockroaches and tarantulas were some of the crawlers on the menu, and yes, I took tastes.

The earthworms were plump and rubbery. It felt as if I was chewing on handful of hair ties. The consistency was challenging, but the flavor was mild.

You can see photos of more tantalizing dishes at the link.

Link | Photo: Matthew Moll/NBC Today

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