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Hommocks Students Make Cricket S'Mores as Part of Taboo Food Unit

Hommocks Students Make Cricket S'Mores as Part of Taboo Food Unit

Hommocks 8th graders explore the question: Are insects the future of food? Some experts say that within the next decade insects will move from being an edgy food to a mainstream food for most people. In Family & Consumer Science classes, students examine the logic of a taboo while exploring the idea or revising some taboos to benefit from the nutritional resources they provide and the positive impact they can have on the environment and global economy. While the thought might have been unappealing initially, students put their cricket aversions aside and used cricket flour to make Cricket S'Mores, which they really enjoyed. And then they did a cricket tasting with 5 different varieties of Cricket Bites: roasted original; cheesy ranch; spicy cayenne; buffalo wing sauce; and hickory smoked bacon.