Word has it that Chef Rene Redzepi, who runs Noma, a restaurant named best in the world by Restaurant magazine, has a new topping for yogurt: LIVE ANTS. I know. Sounds a bit strange to put those creepy crawlers in your mouth, but could it be that this is actually good? Maybe we need eat cuisine that gets us back to our roots, which David Rosengarten deemed “primitivist modern.”
Now, before you jump to conclusions, Redzepi is no chef-gone-wild using a gimmick to attract us. He’s a master of recipe development, and his restaurant has been crowned with two Michelin stars. The progressive chef said that he enjoys the ants’ acidity, which he describes as citrusy, when combined with fresh yogurt.
So, THE BIG QUESTION: Would you eat live ants on yogurt?”