Turducken is so last year. This Thanksgiving, how about treating your guests to mealworm stuffing, waxworm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie?
The "bug chefs" at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans are stirring things up by offering visitors a chance to experience new twists to traditional Thanksgiving foods.
On Nov. 22-23, visitors can find out what happens when you mix "the bird and the bugs, if you know what I mean," Zach Lemann, manager of the insectarium's visitor programs, said in a news release.
"Everyone loves the usual Thanksgiving fare. And, we can tell you, practically everyone who tries our insect dishes likes them, too," Lemann said. "Is it tasty? Absolutely. But don’t just take our word for it – come try some."
The buggy dishes -- think Chocolate “chirp” cookies and six-legged salsa -- will be served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the insectarium, 423 Canal Street, while supplies last.
Prefer to cook up your own? The bug chefs provided this guide to making its cricket pumpkin pie:
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