Just got back from a quick meet-up and bite to eat at Saigon Grill on the Upper Westside. It was good to put faces to the names: Sam, Emily, Ken, John, Bonnie, Liz and a bunch more that I just met tonight.
Everyone’s pretty excited – this is a prototype project if you haven’t figured that out by now – and there is a lot going on.
The best part (besides of course meeting everyone) was EATING A CRICKET COOKIE.
After crunching into the cricket cookie we discussed our first insect eating experiences. Matt’s was some sort of crunchy cayenne grasshopper while mine was a more mundane chocolate covered ant. I had always thought that crickets, when bitten into, would gush out much like they look when they’ve been squished on the road. But apparently, crickets are a lot like shrimp (and related in the whole taxonometric scheme of things) and much like the shrimp I just at for dinner, cricket will solidify when cooked. I hearby coin the phrase for future marketing purposes when we exhaust all of our other protein options…
Enjoy some delicious crickets – Shrimp of the Earth.