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Audubon Nature Institute Insectarium celebrates Carnival Season with a cricket king cake

Audubon Nature Institute Insectarium celebrates Carnival Season with a cricket king cake


OF YOU WILL WAKE UP TO TEMPERATURES IN THE 30’S. AUBRY: THIS MORNING, WE ARE TALKING CARNIVAL AND CRICKETS WITH THE AUDUBON NATURE INSTITUTE. JOINING US LIVE THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT THE CRICKET KING CAKE AND MORE IS STEPHANIE JOSEPH AND DAVID LUONGO. SO CRICKETS AND KING CAKE, HERE WE GO. [LAUGHTER]>>AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE OUR FAVORITE KING CAKE IN THE CITY. IT’S A BIG DEBATE AMONG ALL OF US, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO COME OUT TO THE INSECTARI UM, YOU CAN TRY OUR CRICKET KING CAKE. THERE ARE SOME BAKED INSIDE. I HAVE HAD IT AND IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD. I PROMISE. AUBRY: HOW DID YOU ALL GET THE IDEA OF THROWING CRICKETS HURRICANE KATE? — THROWING CRICKETS ON A KING CAKE?>>HAVE YOU BEEN TO BUG APPETIT? WE ALWAYS TRY TO DO SOMETHING SEASONAL. IT IS NO DIFFERENT WITH OUR MARDI GRAS SEASON AS WELL. AUBRY: YOU HAVE GOT A TURTLE OUT HERE. HE EXECUTES THE CRICKETS.>>THIS GUY WILL EAT CRICKETS. HE WILL MOSTLY EAT PLANT MATTER LIKE FUNGI AND GRASS, BUT HE WILL EAT THE OCCASIONAL CRICKET OR SMALL INSECT. AUBRY: DOES HE HAVE A NAME?>>THIS IS CAROLINE. AUBRY: THIS IS A SHE. I’M SORRY. WHEN HE FIRST TWO PEOPLE — I’M OBVIOUSLY SHOCKED WHEN YOU SEE CRICKET ON A KING CAKE.>>WE HAVE HAD A FEW BRAVE SOULS WHO TASTED IT AND MOST PEOPLE SAY IT’S PRETTY GOOD. YOU GOT TO COME OUT AND CHCK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF AND YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS. AUBRY: HOUS W LONG AS HIS LASTING FOR?>>HE WILL BE CLOSED MARTI GRAU DAY. DAVID IS ONE OF OUR NEWEST JUNIOR KEEPERS AND HE IS HERE TO PROMOTE OUR YOUTH PROGRAMS. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR OUR JUNIOR KEEPERS. AUBRY: FANTASTIC. ARE YOU ALL STILL APPLICATIONS TAKING AT THIS TIME?>>THEY ARE DUE MARCH 17. REQUEST AN APPLICATION AND WE WILL SEND IT OUT TO YOU. DAVID HAS BEEN A GREAT NEW JUNIOR KEEPER. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED HAVE HIM. AUBRY: WHAT’S ONE OF THE MOST FUN THINGS YOU HAVE DONE AS A JUNIOR KEEPER ALONG WITH DEALING WITH CRICKET AND CAN KICK? — KING CAKE?>>WE WENT TO THE AUDUBON INSTITUTE ON THE WEST BANK AND WE GOT TO SEE A LOT OF AND ANIMALS OUT THERE THEY ARE TRYING TO REPLENISH. WE GOT TO SEE TIGERS AND LIONS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AUBRY: JUST A GOOD TIME AND A GREAT WAY TO LEARN. I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER ON THE COMMERCIAL BREAK, BUT I’M GOING TO BE BRAVE AND TRY IT. DAMON SHOULD COME OVER HERE, TOO. WE’LL BEEN KEEPING IT A SECRET ALL MORNING THAT THE SPECIAL KING CAKE HAS COME BY. DAMON SHOULD BE BRAVE AND TAKE A LITTLE TASTE.>>I WILL DO IT WITH YOU. DO YOU WANT A PIECE? AUBRY: I THINK WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.>>COME ON IN. AUBRY: DAMON HAS MADE HIS WAY OVER. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME ROOM FOR HIM.>>I HAVE GOT FOUR SLICES HERE. AUBRY: HERE WE GO.>>YOU GOT IT. THAT’S ALL YOU. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR PIECE. DAMON: I EASILY SWEEP THESE UP AND PUT THEM IN THE TRASH CAN. [LAUGHTER] LET’S DO IT. AUBRY: SHOULD WE DO A CHEERS OR SAY A PRAYER BEFORE WE DO THIS?>>CARNIVAL TIME, Y’ALL. HAPPY MARDI GRAS. AUBRY: AND HAPPY CRICKETS. DAMON: IT TASTES GREAT. AUBRY: SURVEY SAYS IT’S NOT BAD EVEN THOUGH DAMON DIDN’T EAT ANY. DAMON: I’M GOING TO SAVE MINE FOR LATER.>>THEY’RE SO MUCH CINNAMON THAT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE CRICKETS. AUBRY: ARE CRICKETS HEALTHY FOR YOU?>>THEY ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND ARE DIFFERENT AREAS WHERE THEY GROW CRICKETS. I DO NOT KNOW IF I WOULD SAY FARM THEM, BUT IT’S A MOST LIKE A PROTEIN POWDER. THERE’S LOTS OF COUNTRIES THAT EAT BUGS ON A REGULAR BASIS, SO YOU HAVE TO TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF. AUBRY: AS WE DID JUST TRY IT ON LIVE TV. HERE’S TO CRICKETS AND MARDI GRAS. DAMON IS LOVING IT. DAMON: IT’S TASTY. YOU SHOULD GO OUT AND TRY IT. AUBRY: IT’S DELICIOUS.

Comments (5)

  1. I WAS LOOKING ALL OVER FOR THIS ahahhahahahhah

  2. @3:39 the dude on the left stares straight at him HAHHAHHAHAHA

  3. so glad i found the actual video lmfao from facebook had me dead af😂😂😂

  4. He just couldn't do it 😂😂😂

  5. Lmfao Damon is me. I know he think they crazy.

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