[Sca-cooks] Silk Worms as Food?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Sep 9 19:17:19 PDT 2008


Must be recipes someplace or a description.
"A northern Vietnamese dish it is interesting to note that the 
proprietess of the cơm trưa said that silkworms die after they finish 
making silk, so what we eat is their dead carcasses. Waste not, want 
not." Also a note that they are eaten in Korea. Another note says:
/"Silkworms/ are mainly eaten in southern parts of China."
Probably the best might be here
also see:
Illinois still does their insect cuisine event.

I don't know if we can turn up a period recipe or not. the Fortune & 
Flavor article might do
for documentation.


Elise Fleming wrote:
> Greetings!  A local SCAdian wonders if  anyone has "ever come across a
> recipe that uses silkworms as an ingredient."  She writes,  "I know they
> were 
> eaten (and still are eaten today) but I don't have a recipe and I'm not
> sure where to start to look for one. Can you give me some suggestions, or
> some 
> direction about where to start looking?"
> Does anyone have any leads for her?  She's thinking of entering this into
> an A&S competition.
> Alys Katharine

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