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Bugs for Beginners is now an eBook! None
86 recipes for only $10!

Bugs for Beginners is now an eBook, available on Amazon for $14 (mobi format), or Gumroad for $10 (epub)

Of course I'm biased, but I think it's an excellent book. I wrote the book I wante...

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Edible Insects Recipe: Mango Salsa Taco with Waxworms None
Larvae blend with corn kernels in a spicy-sweet salsa

This salsa is good enough to eat with a spoon, and incredibly versatile. Eat it by itself and it'll be a fresh and spicy summer salad; dip chips in it and it's a salsa; put it inside a shell and voilà—tacos! The strength of this ...

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Edible Insects Recipe: Cricket Piccata None
Tart, "annoyed" crickets make for satisfied eaters

This dish willed itself into existence. I guess that's appropriate, considering that the name of piccata dishes comes from the Italian word piccato, meaning “annoyed”—it's almost as if the dish were annoyed that I almost made somet...

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Entomophagy Recipes: Cricket Powder Risotto None
Slow Simmer Umami Goodness

When pressed for comparisons, most entomophagists—myself included—describe crickets as similar in taste to mushrooms, for the earthiness, and umami flavor profile that they both share. This is ridiculous, of course. Mushrooms don't taste like c...

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Entomophagy Recipes: New Mexican Green Chile Stew with Waxworms None
New Take on a Southwestern Classic

New Mexicans, such as myself, put green chile in everything. Sometimes it's a bit of a stretch that may be an acquired taste, like sweet hot green chile jelly or green chile wine, and sometimes it's a perfect combo everyone can love; this is th...

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Edible Insects Recipe: Mealworm Toffee None
3 Ingredient Sugar Sparkle Magic

Mealworm toffee is such classy addition to a simple dessert like vanilla ice cream, especially if you're going to serve it in such an atmosphere where the light will shine through the golden, translucent shards. Any roasted or dehydrated mealwo...

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Why Bugs for Beginners?
Everyone starts out a beginner sometime

My name is Mic, and I'm writing I wrote a cookbook about eating bugs.

I go into the why in more detail in the book. There are a lot of reasons to eat insects. It's p...

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Meet Mic

I'm Mic. I love reading about, writing about, thinking about, photographing, and especially eating, food. Especially bug food. Enough talk, let's eat!