Bug Juice

Eating and drinking insects


illustration by Vivian Ho; photo by Mike Rush

The first bite tastes like dried tobacco. Then comes the insinuation of cocoa and the smoky rush of ancho chiles. Wings and legs snap in the mouth; the abdomen and thorax crunch, then deliver a puff of richness. A heat—not from the peppered seasoning but from the creature itself—lingers at…

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This story appears in the print issue of October 2018.
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