A Bug’s Life

In Northeast Thailand, a Cuisine Based on Bugs (NY Times)

The creatures that haven’t already been skewered and grilled or deep-fried lie in semiconscious states on banana leaves or in bowls and bags. These still-wriggling results of last night’s catch might upset those of us who don’t cull our food from nearby trees, rivers and rice paddies, but their intermittent signs of life reassure potential purchasers that no pesticides were used in the capture.