It’s almost time for the annual Hokitika Wild Foods Festival. Now in its 16th year, it’s the place to go to try out authentic bushtucker. Each year, more and more delicacies are added to the lineup. Not having the most adventurous of palates, last time I was there (2004) I could only watch with fascination as intrepid souls swallowed crickets, punga slugs, huhu grubs and stinging nettle soup.
This years festival is on 11 March 2006 and tickets can be purchased online at the official website . Here’s a few article on the previous festivals to get your taste buds going .
Getting ready for the Hokitika Wildfoods festival ( XtraMsn),
Five go wild on the West Coast (Cusine Magazine)
The Call of the Wild Foods (NY Times)
Grubs Treat (The Spectator, 2002)