Jolie is joined by her daughter Shiloh (10), her eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and some reporters while she gives them a cooking lesson about preparing spiders, crickets, and scorpions. First, she removes the fangs from a spider while she explains why insects entered Cambodian cuisine from an anthropological perspective.
“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,” says Jolie. “When people were being starved they were able to survive on things like this, and they did.”
Jolie says that the first time she ever ate insects was when she first visited Cambodia. According to her, crickets are a good place to start.
“Crickets, you start with crickets,” she says. “Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas.”
Next, she shows her kids how to flip a scorpion, and before they know it, dinner is served!
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