Butterflies in my stomach

Ronald Taylor, a professor of pathology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, was an early promoter of an insect-based diet. In the 1970s, he published two books on the topic: Butterflies in My Stomach: Insects in Human Nutrition (1975) and Entertaining With Insects, Or: The Original Guide to Insect Cookery (1976). Some of the recipes in the books included:

  • Boiled cod with snail sauce
  • Wasp grubs fried in the comb
  • Moths sauteed in butter
  • Braised beef with caterpillars
  • New carrots with wireworm sauce
  • Gooseberry cream with sawflies
  • Devilled chafer grubs
  • Stag beetle larvae on toast

The full recipe for Peanut Butter Worm Cookies is below.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 22, 2017
     Category: Food | Cookbooks | Insects and Spiders | 1970s

Where are the insects in Boiled cod with snail sauce, New carrots with wireworm sauce, or Peanut butter worm cookies? He clearly isn't a zoology professor.
Posted by Virtual on 01/22/17 at 11:17 AM
I don't know that I've ever seen an earthworm posing nonchalantly.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 01/23/17 at 02:18 PM
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