Insects as food http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/47495/all en Cheesed off protesters slam US mimolette blockade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/cheesed-protesters-slam-us-mimolette-blockade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Around 40 protesters took to the streets of New York on Saturday to demonstrate against a US ban on mimolette that has angered lovers of the distinctive French cheese.</p> <p>Since March, several hundred pounds of the bright orange cheese have been held up by US customs because of a warning by the Food and Drug Administration that it contained microscopic cheese mites.</p> <p>The mites are a critical part of the process to produce mimolette, giving it its distinctive grayish crust.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/cheesed-protesters-slam-us-mimolette-blockade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheese Cheese mite Insects as food AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:46:46 +0000 5815078 at http://www.globalpost.com Eating insects could help fight obesity, UN says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/eating-insects-could-help-fight-obesity-un-says More than 1,900 species of insects are eaten around the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but people in the West generally turn their noses up at the likes of grasshoppers, termites and other crunchy fare. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/eating-insects-could-help-fight-obesity-un-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insects as food Phyla Protostome Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Mon, 13 May 2013 18:16:00 +0000 5836878 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican spirit gains popularity around the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130528/mexican-spirit-gains-popularity-around-the-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, May 28 (EFE).- Mezcal, an alcoholic beverage long considered too common to interest connoisseurs, has gained popularity in Mexico and around the world, challenging tequila, the country's best known distilled beverage.</p> <p>Consumption of mezcal at "drinking holes," bars and restaurants in Mexico City soared 127 percent from 2009 to 2012, the Mexican Mezcal Quality Regulation Council, or Comercam, said.</p> <p>The number of establishments serving mezcal in the capital increased by 660 percent during the same period, the Comercam said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130528/mexican-spirit-gains-popularity-around-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distilled beverages Insects as food Mexican cuisine Agencia EFE Tue, 28 May 2013 15:30:13 +0000 5847473 at http://www.globalpost.com US cheese lovers battle to save mite-ridden mimolette http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/us-cheese-lovers-battle-save-mite-ridden-mimolette <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the Washington suburb of Arlington, cheese shop owner Jill Erber is leading an almost desperate crusade to convince US authorities not to ban one of her products over a tiny thing like mites.</p> <p>The sign behind the counter at Cheesetique, Erber's store and wine bar where more than 200 kinds of cheese are on offer, says it all: "Save the mimolette."</p> <p>In just a few weeks, "we probably won't be able to get mimolette from our distributors any longer," Erber told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130725/us-cheese-lovers-battle-save-mite-ridden-mimolette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cheese Insects as food Jill Erber Mimolette AFP Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:02:18 +0000 5893130 at http://www.globalpost.com Montezuma's Revenge: A bug feast fit for Aztec kings makes a comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/bug-feast-fit-aztec-kings-makes-comeback A feast fit for an Aztec king is making a comeback in Mexican restaurants serving some of the insect delicacies once relished by the country's ancient rulers.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/bug-feast-fit-aztec-kings-makes-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Insects as food Mexican cuisine Phyla AFP Thu, 03 Oct 2013 03:40:00 +0000 5950378 at http://www.globalpost.com A bug feast fit for Aztec kings makes a comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/bug-feast-fit-aztec-kings-makes-comeback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A feast fit for an Aztec king is making a comeback in Mexican restaurants serving some of the insect delicacies once relished by the country's ancient rulers.</p> <p>It's not Montezuma's revenge, but can you stomach it?</p> <p>From the corner cantina to the refined white-linen cafe, chefs are writing up menus that could make a foodie's skin crawl: furry worms, mosquito larvae and crunchy grasshoppers are just a few of the flavors being resurrected.</p> <p>"We are going through an insect boom," said Daniel Ovadia, chef of Mexico City's high-end Paxia restaurant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/bug-feast-fit-aztec-kings-makes-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Insects as food Mexican cuisine Phyla AFP Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:35:13 +0000 5950742 at http://www.globalpost.com Beetles and scorpions creep on to Paris food scene http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/beetles-and-scorpions-creep-paris-food-scene <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Popular delicacies in Asia but spurned by most in the West, grasshoppers, beetles and waterscorpions have crept on to the menu of a Parisian restaurant for the first time.</p> <p>In the heart of the French capital, better known for its butter croissants and haute cuisine, Le Festin Nu, or Naked Feast, has just added to its menu dishes as remote as possible from the classics, with crunchy insects imported from Thailand.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/beetles-and-scorpions-creep-paris-food-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insects as food Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:46:47 +0000 5971066 at http://www.globalpost.com Scores of agave products hit the market in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140310/scores-agave-products-hit-the-market-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 10 (EFE).- Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods are among the products being made from agave in Mexico, where the plant provides the raw material for tequila and mezcal, but the cactus is in short supply, pushing up prices.</p> <p>"We are clearly seeing a rise in the price of agave because this has always been the industry that feels it the most," Mexican Mezcal Quality Regulation Council, or Comercam, president Hipocrates Nolasco told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140310/scores-agave-products-hit-the-market-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insects as food Mexican cuisine Mexico Agencia EFE Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:17:14 +0000 6091757 at http://www.globalpost.com