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!
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What People Are Saying About Bugs for Beginners


For the 20% of us who are “weird” (and DON’T eat insects)

Marc

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.


Of the many bug-related books that I have had the ...

JD.

Of the many bug-related books that I have had the pleasure to read over the years, this has been one of my favorites. In these times of expanding populations, it offers locus solutions and exciting meals.


Can't Wait to Chow Down!

drpboston

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.


This book lives up to its name!

Hexen

This a wonderfully edited collection of recipes! The pictures are stellar, information thoughtfully written, and clear in its understanding of people's initial reservations. I appreciated the wine pairing pages--this truly is a complete guide. I also loved the resource lists by country! Honestly, once you consider the popularity of shrimp and soft shell crab, you start to realize how bug eating isn't so strange. Many countries already know the benefits of their consumption--the rest of us are just late to the game. Excellent book!

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