Biologist Haley Chamberlain Nelson shows us how professional chefs use sustainable bugs in shockingly delicious dishes.
Ever had a craving for fried tarantulas? How about grasshopper tacos? Nearly a third of the world counts bugs as a dietary staple and a valuable source of protein, but they've yet to crawl onto most American dinner plates. Watch as biologist Haley Chamberlain Nelson experiences some of these insect and arachnid foodie favorites as prepared by top chefs, with recipes included.
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