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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...
Bugs for Beginners Interview on the Ento Nation Podcast
This week, the unofficial watering-hole of the entomophagy industry turned its attention towards Bugs for Beginners! I've been a fan of Continue Reading »
Edible Insects Recipe: Irish Colcannon with Cricket Powder
Added Protein to an Irish Classic
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, essentially potatoes mashed with butter and milk or cream, and then with cooking greens, such as cabbage or kale, blended in. Typically served alongside a hearty meat such as ham, sausage, or corned beef, ...
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 ...
I'm Mic. I love reading about, writing about, thinking about, photographing, and especially eating, food. Especially bug food. Enough talk, let's eat!