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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,212
    Keeps the spices from clumping.
    Austin, TX
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,593
    Meh.  It’s more friggin protein.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,340
    Somewhere in the mid-eighties I was home alone, and decided to order a pizza with anchovies only; I've always heard people freak out about anchovies on a pizza but, personally, I had no idea what they tasted like.  The girl taking my order even asked, "Are you sure??"  
    Pizza arrived, I opened the box, it looked and smelled okay.  I grabbed the "green can" out of the cupboard (this was before my "food snob" step) and sprinkled it on.  The cheese must've had one of the above insects, I could see the parmesan wiggling, and I freaked out.  Left the house and had a taco or something.
    30+ years later, I still haven't had an anchovy pizza.  
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,341
    Botch said:
    Somewhere in the mid-eighties I was home alone, and decided to order a pizza with anchovies only; I've always heard people freak out about anchovies on a pizza but, personally, I had no idea what they tasted like.  The girl taking my order even asked, "Are you sure??"  
    Pizza arrived, I opened the box, it looked and smelled okay.  I grabbed the "green can" out of the cupboard (this was before my "food snob" step) and sprinkled it on.  The cheese must've had one of the above insects, I could see the parmesan wiggling, and I freaked out.  Left the house and had a taco or something.
    30+ years later, I still haven't had an anchovy pizza.  
    You're missing out. Nothing like a wood fired pizza with a little anchovies on it. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,125
    I'm in the "its more protein" camp. We find weevils in the flour, beans, lentils, rice every few years or so, especially in stuff brought back from India. Just rinse them out. 

    What's odd is that I've never seen, nor heard of, bugs in cayenne, pepper, paprika,  etc. We usually stick a couple of bay leaves and dried cayenne peppers in the dry goods in the pantry, and it does a good job of keeping the little critters away. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,053
    WeberWho said:
    You're missing out. Nothing like a wood fired pizza with a little anchovies on it. 
    Nor one of my meat loafs! 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,593
    Just think about it: the bugs have had a steady diet of paprika.  They probably taste like... paprika.  

    Most of us cook with pretty high temps.   We’re not sprinkling these spices on top of ice cream or Greek yogurt.

    So the bugs die a fiery death on their way to becoming part of the char on your ribs.  Nobody’s gonna die from eating these little burned up beetle carcasses.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,125
    Just think about it: the bugs have had a steady diet of paprika.  They probably taste like... paprika.  

    Most of us cook with pretty high temps.   We’re not sprinkling these spices on top of ice cream or Greek yogurt.

    So the bugs die a fiery death on their way to becoming part of the char on your ribs.  Nobody’s gonna die from eating these little burned up beetle carcasses.
    Eggzactly.

    And if you’re too lazy to rinse them out, throw some cumin seeds in there. Hard to tell bugs from cumin :smiley:

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    if you want to see bugs go to a grape juice factory, or better yet, the jello plant. cockroaches running around the rim before the cap goes on. gelatin must be 50 percent bugs, the other 50 percent is disgusting =)
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 461
    A friend lived in rural Minnesota and during his school years worked summers at a Green Giant plant sorting beans. Part of his job was to pick out any bugs as the beans passed by on the conveyor. He was paid a bounty of a couple of cents for every bug he found and removed.

    So every morning on the way to work he would walk through a field and fill his pockets with bugs. Then he would "find" them during the day at work. He said it was common practice -- all the kids did that.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,002
    Visalia, Ca
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,667
    if you want to see bugs go to a grape juice factory, or better yet, the jello plant. cockroaches running around the rim before the cap goes on. gelatin must be 50 percent bugs, the other 50 percent is disgusting =)
    Makes me glad that I made my own strawberry tequila jam this year.
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,789
    I put a bunch of cayenne peppers on the cupboard to dry, dried them and put them in a zip loc. Couldn’t believe it a few weeks later when I went to get some to find Indian meal moth larvae. 

    I used be an exterminator. Bugs don’t bother me much, I’ve seen some pretty bad places but I still pitched them. Had lots more peppers. Dried them in the oven and vac packed. All good. 
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
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