KCET Food editor Katherine Spiers tried the grasshopper (or chapuline) offerings at Monte Alban in the West L.A./Westwood area. Watch the video to find our how they're sourced and cooked ... and how they taste.
One arrangement was tossed on a plate like a typical salad. Another had all the ingredients laid out separately and neatly. And the last salad was styled to look like artist Wassily Kandinsky's famous "Painting Number 201."
L.A. has never had any shortage of venues for the art of cooking--and, if the number of pictures taken of kitchen interiors over the years are any indication, fascination with the culinary arts is nothing new to us.
There are so many varieties of this American classic. Whether you prefer them coated in a sweet chili sauce or paired with tabasco maple butter, there's really something for everyone's fried chicken cravings.
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