Here is a Burger Made from Worms

In Belgium, a growing curiosity with treating insects as food has given us… the worm burger
Here is a Burger Made from Worms
Reddit/Alexthegreatbeligan

Would you eat this "hamburger?"

Belgium is currently at the forefront — some regions more than others — of a growing global interest in considering the humble insect as a source of food.

Recently, for example, we discovered SexyFood, the Belgian startup that wants to make the idea of eating bugs feel like a luxury experience.

The country’s chefs are also testing out new ways preparing insects while they wait for “the current buzz to become a boom.”

In October, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (“the free university of Brussels”) introduced worm burgers in the cafeteria, and now, a month later, the University of Antwerp has followed suit.

A Reddit user who goes by Alexthegreatbelgian posted pictures of his school’s first attempt at “hamburgers made from worms,” or more accurately, worm burgers. They were served, according to Alexthegreatbelgian, on a pistolet (Belgian bread roll) with slices of zucchini, and sides of potato wedges with garlic sauce and arugula salad.

As for the taste, Alexthegreatbelgian writes, “It tasted kinda like a veggie soyburger. Not bad, but you definitely some toppings to give it some taste.”

For the latest food and drink updates, visit our Food News page.

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.

Related Links
Eating Bugs Could Be a Trend, and More NewsGrow-Your-Own Insects: The Latest Trend in Sustainable EatingInsects on a Global Food AgendaWould You Eat Bugs if They Were Packaged Nicely? United Nations Report: Eating Bugs Is Completely Normal

Around the Web