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How to Flavor Insects By Herb-Feeding Them
How to gutload your bugs for better taste
Herb-feeding is the area of entomophagy that has the most exciting, and vastly unexplored, culinary potential. Essentially, many bugs have digestive systems which are such that, to a person, they will pretty much taste like whatever the insec...
Edible Insects Recipe: Polenta Mealworm Roulade
Mealworms hidden in a savory polenta roll
A roulade is a savory or sweet dish of filled rolled meat or pastry, common in many European countries. This beautiful and delicious Swiss roulade is drizzled with red pepper soy sauce and served atop a bed of fresh sugar snap peas. This recipe...
Edible Insects Recipe: Kosher-ish Cricket Kugel
Are crickets kosher? Depends on which rabbi you ask!
One of the lesser-known dietary parameters specified in the Torah is that observant Jews are forbidden from eating insects— but there are exceptions. Leviticus 11:21-22 specifies that it is permissible to eat, "every winged swarming thing...
Entomophagy Recipe: Blue Corn Tostada con Chapulines
Traditional flavors are making a comeback
The full name for Tostadas, is "tostada compuesta", which means "toasted mix". This means that you're free to add pretty much whatever you want on your tostada—the key is just the hard shell supporting all the deliciousness. The tostada f...
How Do You Start Eating Bugs?
Step-by-step to get you started when you don't know where to start with edible insects
Recently I was interviewed for the Food Heroes Podcast, and the kind and gracious host, Katie, asked me a question so simple I can't believe I didn't have an answer prepared:
How do I start eating insects?
Edible Insects Recipe: Jello Shots with Mealworms
Liquid Courage To Get You Started Eating Bugs
Do you have trouble mustering the courage for an insect candies, or other very buggy foods? If so, I present to you a solution in the form of liquid courage: Jello Shots with Mealworms! If you don't feel ready at first, don't worry. Just start ...
Edible Insects Recipe: Cricket Ceviche
Replace "sea crickets" (shrimp) with land crickets
The Goshute people of Utah, who were long accustomed to eating grasshoppers, are reported to have said of shrimp, upon their first taste, that it should be called “sea crickets,” because of the strong similarity between the two. For people who...
I'm Mic. I love reading about, writing about, thinking about, photographing, and especially eating, food. Especially bug food. Enough talk, let's eat!