Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium wants to put a bug in your ear about a special holiday program. More accurately, it wants to put a bug — lots of bugs — in your mouth, instead.
Audubon executive bug chefs on Wednesday are offering visitors a chance to taste twists on traditional Thanksgiving family recipes: turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and cricket pumpkin pie.
Mouth watering yet? Go to the Tiny Termite Café at the insectarium. You’ll also learn how people all over the world cook with insects.
Other dishes will include chocolate “chirp” cookies and six-legged salsa. (The cafe will be serving its regular fare as well.)
The tastings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, are free with regular admission to the Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, 423 Canal St., New Orleans, while supplies last. Tickets are $16.95 adult; $11.95 ages 2 -12; and $13.95 for seniors over 65.
Advanced tickets are recommended; visit AudubonInstitute.org. Call (504) 524-2847 for information.