Actress-humanitarian Angelina Jolie shared how to prepare and cook spiders, crickets and scorpions during a visit to Cambodia.
The Maleficent actress taught a reporter on how to eat those creatures along with her kids – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8, whom she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt. In a new video with BBC, Jolie demonstrated how to remove tarantula’s fangs before heating up the pan.
“See the hard part where you have the teeth? Take the fangs out,” she said, as seen in the video. “I think it’s always been a part of the diet, the bugs, but then I think there is a truth to the survival during the war, of course. When people were being starved, they were able to survive on things like this, and they did.”
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Jolie also revealed that she first tried eating bugs on a previous trip to Cambodia. “You start with the crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to the tarantulas,” she said. “[It tastes like] dry chips,” Knox said. “Yeah, like, flavorless chips.”