On the weekend of July 22 and 23, lovers of unconventional food will be able to enjoy insect delicacies in the Prague Zoo. On the annual Insectivore Days, visitors can crunch on honey roasted cockroaches while learning interesting facts about insectivores.
“When we organized Insectivore Days seven years ago for the first time, we were not sure how our visitors would react,” recalls Miroslav Bobek, director of Prague Zoo. “Nowadays, it is one of our traditions that will take place both days on the weekend. It not only makes the zoo visit more special but also raises awareness of the fact that a lot of cultures around the world consume insects on a regular basis and this could be a solution to mankind’s future nutritional problems,” Bobek adds.
Dishes that are common components of daily meals in some parts of the world are a marginal affair here. The Czech Republic and most European countries, as well as the United States and Russia, remain unmarked on the map of insect eating countries.
Pay a visit to the Prague Zoo this weekend if you would like to try caramelized crickets, sesame-covered grasshoppers or cooked cockroaches. All insect snacks will be served at the Educational Center from 10am to 4pm. Those who are interested may also leave with special recipes.