Lots of LOL here
In NZ we have huhu grubs , they're just like Rimbaud described. Raised them but never ate them. Apparently they taste like peanut butter.
You can't do crunchy Eataust, I can't do gooey.. peanut butter sure, you know it's made from peanuts. A writhing sack of fermenting cellulose and entrails... let's put it in the survival food category shall we?
However, from Prof Gene Defoliart at www.food-insects.com
http://www.food-insects.com/book7_31/Ch ... %20etc.htm
In Australia, the use of insects was widespread.. partly because.. insects were at times almost the only available foodstuffs, and partly because some were regarded as special delicacies.. Among the most prized were witchety grubs (Cossidae), the bogong moth (Noctuidae), the bardee larva (Cerambycidae), honeypot ants, honey and brood of the stingless bees and the sweet manna of various lerp insects.
..Nutrient analyses of witchetty grubs.. show a protein and fat content of 15.1% and 19.2%, respectively. The roasted grubs are delicate and nutty in flavor, similar to scrambled eggs, roast pork, or bone marrow. Several other grubs are also considered delicious, such as the "marrow-like" bardi (Bardistus cibarius) and other cerambycid species and hepialid grubs such as Trictena argentata which tastes like "the baked skin on roast pork."
_Almost_ talked me round, Professor...