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North Carolina Museum Holding Insect Cook-Off

Pollinating Cricket

Sylvain Hugel (Université de Strasbourg, France)

Which wine goes best with mealworms and crickets? The annual contest at a North Carolina museum may help answer the question.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting its annual BugFest Critter Cook-off on Friday. It's the official kickoff to BugFest 2011.

Chef Jim Long, Executive Sous Chef at the Angus Barn will compete against Chef Michael Lee, Executive Chef of Sono Sushi for the title of BugFest Critter Cook-off champion.

The chefs have 50 minutes to create an appetizer, entree, dessert and mystery dish using mealworms, wax worms, crickets, super worms and a "mystery" bug. Each dish will be judged on taste, originality and presentation.