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Bugs for Beginners is now an eBook!
86 recipes for only $10!
Of course I'm biased, but I think it's an excellent book. I wrote the book I wante...
Edible Insects Recipe: Mango Salsa Taco with Waxworms
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 ...
Edible Insects Recipe: Cricket Piccata
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...
Entomophagy Recipes: Cricket Powder Risotto
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...
Entomophagy Recipes: New Mexican Green Chile Stew with Waxworms
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...
Edible Insects Recipe: Mealworm Toffee
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...
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...
I'm Mic. I love reading about, writing about, thinking about, photographing, and especially eating, food. Especially bug food. Enough talk, let's eat!