In the movie "Swingers," Jon Favreau's character famously observes that all the cool places in L.A. don't have signs, so that telling someone you've been to one is like bragging that you were able to find it. But that wasn't always the case.
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."
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