Although little known in North America and Europe, entomophagy is a food tradition in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. Despite its somewhat bizarre name, entomophagy is simply the consumption of insects by humans. With more and more insect-based products coming to grocery store shelves, I’m going to take stock of the nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects.
Summer is perfect for picnics and barbecue parties in the sun with family and friends. Such festive meals must end with a special dessert. To take advantage of the fruit bounty during summer, we have prepared for you the list of our best 10 light and fruity desserts.
If you’ve ever invited Japanese friends to your home, they probably brought you a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates wrapped in a square of colorful fabric. It was a furoshiki, a traditional fabric used to carry presents, clothes, food and other things. The name dates back to the Edo era (1603-1868) when they started building public baths in Japan and it was necessary to wrap up clothes to avoid mixing them up with those of other users of the public baths. In fact, furo means “bath” and shiki means “spread.”