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GRASSHOPPERS AS FOOD.

Lieut. D. A. Lyle has eaten grasshoppers out West, and he recently read a pajier before a Springfield science association praising them as food. Although . they naturally : have disagreealble smell, he says that wheti' ; cooked they become pleasant to both , . smell |and taste, no disguise being. required. They can be eaten after boiling two hours, with pepper and salt, and thjus prepared are’ not easily tinguished from, beef broth, ■y’Fnedy-tt, ~ l their own oil they have a nutty ! 3j&ydiy j,.. One drawback to. their use as food is : j . j the hopes in the small locusts, though in the larger ones; these: can! be - easily removed;:. ;S6me residents of St;;-Loui4 L have tried a dinner of these skillfully !a prepared, and like lit; : very ; weTT^a&i,, . after becoming accustpriied:' tb‘. thb flavor, : they are considered a‘dbsirable|. addition to the bill of fare, by pome. These locusts feed on vegetable fmatter, and so may be properlyclassed as clean food. I ■ '

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GRASSHOPPERS AS FOOD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 506, 12 December 1881

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GRASSHOPPERS AS FOOD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 506, 12 December 1881

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