"A stroke of the axe opens up thousands of channels deep down in the wood. In each one, there is a large cream-colored animal, rather similar to the silkworm...From its body comes a whitish fatty substance...it has the consistency and fineness of butter and the flavor of coconut milk."
Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist
“...instead of offering me a Garibaldi biscuit, she asked me with that faint lisp of hers, to 'have some squashed flies, George'.”
H.G. Wells in 'Tono-Bungay' (1909)
“These ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.”
Leviticus xi. 22
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