Bugs for Beginners is a cookbook which teaches you everything you need to know to start cooking and eating insects.
What You'll Learn from Bugs for Beginners:
- How to cook insects
- The safety of eating insects
- Nutritional content of the most accessible insects
- Bug and wine pairing
- ...and more!
Bugs for Beginners Has:
- 150+ images of...
- 86 recipes by...
- 20+ contributors from...
- 10+ countries
...and everything you need to start eating bugs!
What People Are Saying About Bugs for Beginners
Can't Wait to Chow Down!
Dai Zovi writes personally as though you are in a chat with her. This, with also not being a dietary creed, make for easily accessible and enjoyable reading.
The occasional historical, gastronomical and cultural factoids liven the writing and made me keep turning the pages.
Beautiful photos and easy-to-follow recipes make the whole enterprise enticing and approachable. With the basics broken down into intuitive chapters (there is even a quick glance taste guide!), while also stretching the craft and cuisine, 'Bugs for Beginners' will be THE go-to guide for many years.
Give it a read even if you don't eat bugs
Clearly explained recipes and thoughtful descriptions accompanied by attractive photographs make this a fun read even if you don't plan to make the recipes.
The information presented, as well as the recipes (which vary widely in their bugginess), are a great resource for those who want to give bug-eating a try, as well as for those who just want to learn more about it. The explanations are clear, thorough and well-researched, with just the right amount of humor.
If you do want to give the recipes a try, the ingredients are clearly explained (it even tells you all the ways you can procure various insects); the steps are easy to follow and the pictures showcase the beauty of insect-gourmet (even if you can't see them, they're there!)
Way more engaging then I possibly imagined.
Super engaging and fun way to explore the world of bugs! Love it so much can’t wait to try some of the recipes now that I have tips on how to procure some insects!
For the 20% of us who are “weird” (and DON’T eat insects)
Refreshingly non-preachy and written for the westerner who is very new to or simply curious about the idea of eating insects, this well-written and educational book is sure to fill a major gap for many food lovers.
The author encourages us to 'ease in' to the idea of eating insects with lots of helpful background information and a handy 'buggy-ness' rating for each recipe. Complete with educational anecdotes, food safety advice, pictures, and step-by-step instructions, this book is great for explorers and for the merely curious alike.