To Do: Insect Dinner—As in, You Will Eat Bugs—at Morris Arboretum

Reportedly nutritious, now the delicious part is to be determined.

Insects are high in protein, low in calories, and have been hailed as the food of the future. Believe it or not, the U.N. recently suggested that we all eat more insects. But can bugs possibly be palatable outside of last-resort survival situations? Chef Josh Hunter of Company’s Coming Catering thinks so.

On July 17th, he’s setting out to prove that bugs can, in fact, be tasty, going so far as to call these little critters gourmet delicacies—as long as if you can manage to get over the gross factor. For those with a strong stomach, Morris Arboretum will be the hosting an insect-centered food and drink pairing, with a menu featuring cricket fritters, meal worm fries, and teriyaki-glazed hissing cockroaches. Yum? If you’re feeling adventurous, buy tickets here.

$45 for members, $50 for non-members, July 17th, 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia.

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