News, but not the serious kind
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