Nordic Food Lab: On the hunt for Honey Ants in the Australian Outback
This is the second installment of Dispatches from the Lab, a regular column in which the Nordic Food Lab share stories of their work and their travels. Today NFL researcher Josh Evans takes us to the Australian outback, where he and colleague Ben Reade recently traveled to investigate entomophagy as part of their research initiative to “make insects delicious to the Western palate.”
Once you get beyond the sounds of the four elderly ladies and their crowbars in the dirt, out of range of their colorful dresses, the outback looks the same in every direction: flat, scrubby, semi-arid, the earth cracked and full of new green after the recent rain. And no sign of a road or car.