Capt. Scott F. O'Grady said he survived by eating grass and ants after being shot down in Bosnia. What do ants taste like?
University of Colorado at Boulder anthropologist Darna Durfour, a specialist in insect cuisine who has snacked on everything from mealworms to crickets, says ants are tastiest when toasted. In a recent magazine article, she recalled her first taste of toasted ants at a U.S. Embassy Party in Bogota, Colombia. "They tasted sort of meatish," said Durfour.