New Scientist reports on the annual dinner at the Explorers Club in New York. Gene Rurka, the club’s resident chef, served grilled lionfish, Asian carp sushi, and iguana meatballs with a plum dipping sauce. An actual iguana splayed out on a bed of greens made a feral centerpiece.
“I see this as a way of engaging people,” says Joe Roman, a conservation biologist at the University of Vermont and the “editor ‘n’ chef” of recipe site Eat the Invaders! “It’s helping bring invasives into people’s minds and getting them to think about it, and then to go out and have fun and actually have a really good meal.”
Read more about taking down invasive species a bite at a time here.