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Wasp Larvae Ice Cream at the New Zealand Wildfoods Festival

by Erin Korsmo 


Tags: Environment, foraging, Wild Foods,

Hokitika, New ZealandIt all started with rose petal wine. When Hokitika, New Zealand resident Claire Bryant received a positive reaction to her flowery brew, it occurred to her that all the wild foods of New Zealand's West Coast ought to be celebrated. And so the Wildfoods Festival was born. First held in 1990, the festival draws tens of thousands of visitors who sample culinary concoctions like wasp larvae ice cream and cucumber fish. For more about the festival and New Zealand's West Coast culture, check out wildfoods.co.nz.

Image by Dschwen, licensed by Creative Commons.