NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - On Thanksgiving, many people sit down to the traditional Thanksgiving meal whether it be turkey, dressing, maybe some casseroles, pie. But at the Audubon Insectarium, they like to serve things up a little bit differently. Maybe with a little more protein, like, say - crickets? Or worms?
That is correct," said Mack Kwenka with the Insectarium. "We usually do the standard cranberry waxworms. It has waxworms. Waxworms have the flavor of nice raw peanut, but then when you give flavors to it, it takes on any flavor you want to."
If you didn't know any better - if you were just coming into this situation cold - you could be fooled.
"If you didn't tell them what it was, it would look like you've got rice in there," Kwenka said. "I like to serve red beans and yikes. I use waxworms instead of rice, and it's very nutritious."
So if you're looking for a different dish to bring to this year's potluck, why not hop on down to the Audubon Insectarium. you never know what sort of inspiration you'll get.