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yaaqov wrote (edited )

Not technically an insect, but I’ve recently eaten, and probably will eat again, Armadillidium vulgare, AKA the rolly polly/pill bug/etc.


ruin OP wrote

How did you prepare them, if at all?


yaaqov wrote

Well, so it was really just experimental since they live in my compost and everywhere else—I boiled one and ate it straight. In the future, I’d like to try to cook with some. It was honestly pretty good—they taste a bit like shrimp, though in combination with the shell, it was sort of like after you’ve eaten raw spinach, in terms of that oxylic acid astringent mouthfeel? This was an adult, with a pretty thick, calcified shell, so that was part of it. Overall, totally pleasant.

I know historically, they’ve been infused into various things, like butter and even wine.