Bogong with the wind…
It’s an ill wind that doesn’t fill somebody’s skillet, or however that saying goes. Strong winds in Australia are blowing migrating Bogong moths off-course and into Sydney, and residents are responding by, uh, eating them.
One chef cooks the moths, which are high in fat, in butter. A scientist says to limit your intake, because they contain poisonous pesticides. Whoa! It so happens I’m on a diet right now that calls for fatty foods, chock full of poison and cooked in butter!
Australian bogong moths rest on a piece of material in Sydney in a file photo. A Sydney chef is turning the insects invading the city and annoying its residents into a culinary ingredient. REUTERS/Will Burgess