Museum hosts contest to concoct best bug buffet

RALEIGH

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosted its annual BugFest Critter Cook-off on Friday. It's the official kickoff to BugFest 2011.

Chef Jim Long, Executive Sous Chef at the Angus Barn competed against Chef Michael Lee, Executive Chef of Sono Sushi for the title of BugFest Critter Cook-off champion.

The chefs had 50 minutes to create an appetizer, entrDee, dessert and mystery dish using mealworms, wax worms, crickets, super worms and a "mystery" bug. Each dish was judged on taste, originality and presentation.

Sono won the contest by making sushi with worms.

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