This past week, I decided to try my hand at cooking a new meat: caterpillar. To my surprise, I found the caterpillars in question, waxworms, easy to cook and quite tasty. If you've been thinking about trying bug-eating yourself, this is a project you can try at home.
I was inspired to give this a shot after talking to Daniella Martin, entomophagy advocate and creator of Girl Meets Bug, for the piece "Should you really start eating insects?" Martin recommended that curious newbies try frying up waxworms, the larvae of wax moths. She even has a recipe for waxworm tacos.