NEW ORLEANS (November 27, 2013) The Audubon Insectarium's "Bug Appetit" kitchen in New Orleans is serving up an alternative to traditional turkey and dreessing.
The menu includes turkey with cornbread and mealworm stuffing, wax worm cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with a crispy cricket topping.
The museum is serving the Thanksgiving holiday fare through Wednesday.
The 23,000-square-foot facility is the largest free-standing museum in the United States dedicated to insects.
Exhibits there house thousands of live bugs, and insect-infused cuisine can be sampled any time of year in the museum's Tiny Termite Cafe.
Specialties include chocolate "chirp" cookies, six-legged salsa and deep-fried, spiced or sugared wax worms.
Traditional fare, sans the worms and six-legged critters, is also available for those less adventurous eaters.
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