9 October 2015, written by Kimberley Seedy, Knox Leader

WOULD you like bugs with that?

Knox mayor Peter Lockwood tucks into a lemon ant muffin ahead of the Stringybark Festival. Picture: Martin Reddy   CLICK IMAGE to go to article

Knox mayor Peter Lockwood tucks into a lemon ant muffin ahead of the Stringybark Festival. Picture: Martin Reddy

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That’s the mouth-watering option available to visitors at next weekend’s Stringybark Festival, with a special stall explaining how to cook with critters.

Freelance chef Lillie Giang will be teaching people how to cook a few simple, Asian-inspired dishes with insects.

Sang choy bugs, crispy tempura critters, pad thai bugs and lemon ant muffins are a few of the treats planned.

Ms Giang aims to show the audience that bugs can easily be disguised in food in a way that tastes good and looks familiar.

Ms Giang said they sourced their bugs — including ants, crickets and mealworms — from a global seller of certified organic produce and they were of the highest quality, farmed specifically for eating.