Monthly Archives: February 2017

The history of eating bugs in Japan (with recipes)

https://youtu.be/OC8oaTAtJ3k Over at the Japanese culture website Tofugu (where my wife Carla is on staff), there’s a great article by Kanae Nakamine on Japanese bug eating traditions, complete with tasty recipes like bee larva omelets, baby ant minestrone, and rice grasshopper granola bars. There are also vending machines in Japan that sell edible bugs. If [...]

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There are Sake-flavored Kit-Kats now

A classic English chocolate bar. The finest Japanese wine. Together, at last. QUESTION: Is it a kit kat that tastes like sake or sake that tastes like a kit kat? ANSWER: hi,it is not sake but sake flavored chocolate. It is said to contain 0.8% alcohol; turns out that Japan has all sorts of wildly-flavored [...]

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