Earlier this week I photographed probably the sweetest middle aged couple I have met in Japan. On a gorgeous Autumn morning I visited them at their cosy little detached Japanese house in a pretty part of Western Tokyo. As we talked they introduced me to their pets, told me about their hobbies and plied me with tea and treats.
Why did I visit them? Well, they eat insects.
The nice cup of English tea I got came with deep fried locusts, madagascar cockroach sushi, and preying mantis tofu.
Mr Uchiyama’s has a popular blog on insect cooking:”Let’s enjoy eating insects.”
Mmmmm insect sushi . . .
Your erstwhile correspondent about to explore the frontiers of Japanese cuisine . . .
Photos from the story I did for Rex Features . . . Deep fried. Mmmmmm!
Where do you think the head went?
Here’s a link to Mr Uchiyama’s cookbook of insect recipes. He’s looking for a English publisher. I wonder if Martha Stewart has heard?