Eating is a cultural act, and a fundamental part of our life system. When social customs, nutritional needs and product availability change, it is inevitable that the diet will change accordingly. Food tradition is therefore a continuous and necessary evolution.
Will Europeans be able to change their disgust into taste?
Marco Food Hero Ceriani's Quest
After having widely explored crickets and scorpions - particularly appreciated by agonists for their energizing properties and for the virile symbolism associated with the animal - at the moment Marco looks with interest at the world of silkworms, which offer a range of healthy and nutritious proteins for sporting practices: B vitamins, mineral salts, essential amino acids and zero lactose.
The Silkworm cake
The caterpillar and the butterfly
"The problem is to understand what tradition is and how to help it evolve. Tomatoes, potatoes and aubergines have taken centuries to be eaten as food and no longer considered waste. The insect would have no problem if it weren't for the aesthetic question, which inevitably affects the perceived taste of the ingredient. For this reason, as for other foods, cooking methods must be respected. Technically, an insect is like a shrimp or a lobster: an arthropod without an external exoskeleton."