Video: Crunch! Jennifer tries cricket dish
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Video: Crunch! Jennifer tries cricket dish

September 18, 2019


>>WELCOME BACK. YOU HEAR A LOT ABOUT FARM TO TABLE. THIS IS TAKING IT TO THE EXTREMES — ON THE MENU, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUGS. BILL IS HERE TO TELL US WHY INSECTS ARE THE NEW “TASTE LIKE CHICKEN.” HOW ARE YOU? YOU TEACH ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE COLLEGE. BILL: I SURE DO.>>YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A WHOLE NEW PROGRAM, STUDYING WHAT PEOPLE ATE AND HOW THEY LIVED. BILL: THE WHOLE IDEA IS THAT WE ARE PROMOTING AND LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS OF FINDING FOOD GROUPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH, DIET, HUMAN ENVIRONMENT, RELATIONSHIPS, AND WHAT WE ARE DOING IS LOOKING AT THE WAY PEOPLE ATE IN THE PAST AND FED THEMSELVES FOR 3.5 MILLION YEARS. WE ARE TRYING TO BLEND THEM WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE THEM ACCESSIBLE.>>BUGS — BY THE WAY, YOUR SHIRT, WE ALL LOVE. INSECTS — OUR FIRST NUTRIENT-DENSE FOOD. BILL: IF YOU LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE ATE IN THE PAST, THE WAY THEY FELT THEMSELVES HAD TO DO WITH NUTRIENT DENSITY. WE DO THE ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE TODAY. WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS EAT ALL DAY AND NOT GET FAT. SO WE ARE EATING NUTRIENT-FREE FOODS. THE DIFFERENCE IS DRAMATIC. IF THAT DESCRIBES HOW WE FEED OURSELVES, WE ARE DOING IT COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY, BUT BIOLOGICALLY, WE ARE THE SAME.>>YOU HAVE A WHOLE PAN OF CRICKET. I CANNOT IMAGINE THERE IS A LOT OF FAT. AVA BILL: NO, THE IS NOT IN THESE CRICKETS, BUT THERE ARE IN OTHER BUGS. CRICKETS ARE REALLY CRUNCHY. EVERYTHING IS ENTIRELY MADE FROM SCRATCH. IT IS VERY NUTRIENT-VINCE. WE USED — DENSE. WE USE A LOT OF PREHISTORIC TECHNOLOGIES. CORN IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR OUR BODIES TO EAT.>>THAT IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE CORN. BILL: NO. IT STARTED OUT AS AVERAGE CORN. NATIVE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN DOMESTICATING CORN FOR AT LEAST 15,000 YEARS, AND THROUGH 15,000 YEARS, THEY HAD A RELATIONSHIP THAT ALLOW THEM TO GET MORE NUTRIENTS THAN WE CAN GET TODAY. THEY BOILED IT TO GET A HIGH PH. THIS HAS BEEN GROUND. THIS IS MASA FLOWER.>>SO THIS IS WHAT YOU MAKE YOUR TORTILLAS OUT OF. BILL: RIGHT.>>THAT IS OK. YOU JUST MOVE RIGHT AROUND ME. WOW. YOUR CLASS MUST BE SO INTERESTING. BILL: WE DO A LOT OF FOOD.>>THIS IS GREAT. LET’S GET TO THE EW AND WOW FACTOR HERE. BILL: I WILL SHOW YOU A REALLY NICE WARM ONE. THE FIRST THING WE WILL PUT ON THERE, I MADE YOU SOME CREME FRAICHE. LOCAL CREAM THAT HAS BEEN FERMENTED AND SOURED WITH MELON YOGURT, AND THAT HAS SET OUT FOR ABOUT 24 HOURS. PUT SOME CRICKETS ON THERE.>>IS SET OUT — BILL: IT WILL BE A LITTLE SOUR ON PURPOSE. THESE WERE PICKED AROUND FIVE MILES FROM HERE.>>EATING IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS INTERESTING, ISN’T IT? YOUR TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS AND WIFE OVER THERE — BILL: AND I HAVE A SON WHO IS GOOSE HUNTING.>>THAT IS A LOT OF CRICKETS. USUALLY I TRY TO EAT THREE OUNCES OF PROTEIN IN A MEAL. HOW MANY CRICKETS WILL I HAVE TO EAT TO EQUAL THREE OUNCES OF PROTEIN? YES, PEOPLE, I’M GOING TO DO THIS LIVE ON TELEVISION.>>SHE IS SO GRAVE. IT WILL BE — BRAVE. IT WILL BE HARD TO TALK. CRUNCHY, GOOD, THUMBS UP?>>CRUNCHY. LISTEN, YOU DROWN ANYTHING IN THAT CREME FRAICHE AND TORTILLA SHELLS, AND IT IS GOING TO BE GOOD. HEY, I WILL EAT IT. BILL: WE HAVE SOMETHING MUCH MORE ACCESSIBLE TO YOU. WE CAN PASS THESE OUT. LACEE: TRY IT AGAIN, JEN. BILL: THIS IS A POWERBALL MADE OF CRICKET FLOUR.>>I TOLD THEM OFF CAMERA EARLIER THAT YOU PUT CHOCOLATE IN ANYTHING, AND I WILL EAT IT.>>SHE IS SO BRAVE. BILL: THAT IS THAT REALLY ACCESSIBLE WAY TO GET PROTEIN. THESE ARE ORGANICALLY RAISED IN.>>IMPRESSIVE.>>CAN WE TAKE THE CLASS?

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