When I lived in Brazil as a kid we used to eat baked bugs. They were baked with a little bit of oil and some sort of bread-crumb type thing.
I vaguely remember my parents telling me it was just little pieces of chicken and I believed them.
My younger brother once scooped up a handful of small black ants and dumped them in my older brother's water bottle. It wasn't clear, so he had no idea and he chugged that whole thing down, ants and all.
Nicole, I love escargot in garlic butter with French bread. But what has escargot got to do with mushrooms, last time I had them, they looked like snails to me. Also, I'm not sure escargot qualifies as a bug either. I always thought it was a mollusc.
The British don't eat bugs as a meal either, or at least not what I term as bugs. Yes some eat snails in restaurants etc, but we wouldn't really call them 'bugs'. A bug to us is an ant, beetle, spider etc.
Going back to the snails, (Escargot), the people I know who have tried them say if you took away the garlic butter they would be pretty tasteless and uninteresting. My answer, have the garlic butter on a good quality beef steak instead