Appetites and diets evolve based on the resources that are most plentiful and accessible. Not every culture has the climate and space to raise chickens or cows, but there's one type of animal that can be found just about anywhere: insects. As such, there are culinary traditions around the world built around bugs you can eat to provide protein and other necessary nutrients
So, what do bugs taste like anyway? Like any ingredient, bugs have a variety of different tastes and textures depending on how they're prepared. In fact, there are many recipes that call for bugs instead of a mammal-based protein or fish. And don't worry: some bugs do taste like chicken.
Casu Marzu - The Maggot Cheese