Eat-A-Bug Cookbook

Manufacturer: Ten Speed Press
ISBN 9781607744368
Category: Awesome Stuff
List Price: $16.99
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Dimension: 9.30 x 7.50 x 0.40 inches
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With its stylish new package, updated information on the health and environmental benefits of insect eating, and breed-your-own instructions, this new edition of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook is the go-to resource for anyone interested in becoming an entomological epicure.

For many Americans, eating a lowly insect is something you’d only do on a dare. But with naturalist and noted bug chef David George Gordon, bug-eating is fun, exciting, and downright delicious!
Now you can impress, enlighten, and entertain your family and friends with Gordon’s one-of-a-kind recipes. Spice things up at the next neighborhood potluck with a big bowl of Orthopteran Orzo—pasta salad with a cricket-y twist. Conquer your fear of spiders with a Deep-Fried Tarantula. And for dessert, why not try a White Chocolate and Wax Worm Cookie? (They’re so tasty, the kids will be begging for seconds!) 
Today, there are more reasons than ever before to explore entomophagy (that’s bug-eating, by the way). It’s an environmentally-friendly source of protein: Research shows that bug farming reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is exponentially more water-efficient than farming for beef, chicken, or pigs. Mail-order bugs are readily available online—but if you’re more of a DIY-type, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook includes plenty of tips for sustainably harvesting or raising your own.
Filled with anecdotes, insights, and practical how-tos, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook is a perfect primer for anyone interested in becoming an entomological epicure.

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Top Reviews

A worthy adventure!
by England (5 out of 5 stars)
November 23, 2013

Great information on collecting and using insects in food, plus the recipes work. I got it to use with my bug-loving grandson who was willing to give eating them a try. We made chocolate covered crickets as well as the stir-fried crickets. We made the meal-worm spaghetti too. They all turned out good. The chocolate covered crickets were much better than store bought. The stir fried crickets were reminiscent of shrimp. The mealworms were my least favorite but they worked well in the pasta b/c they have a cheesy kind of smell. The book also has resources for buying insects for cooking.
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Not really a bug cookbook, but a cookbook where you sprinkle bugs in.
by Christie (2 out of 5 stars)
December 7, 2018

I thought this would be more of a cookbook with a focus on the bugs, they seem more an afterthought in the recipes. It is an interesting read but I can make a recipe and sprinkle insects into anything. I was looking more for a way to cook the bugs plain (like crunchy pumpkin seeds) or grind up meal worms to make a flour or past to then make things.
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Perfect gag gift
by Mari J Hahn, Author of Gut Guide 101: Three Weeks to Better Digestion and Increased Energy (5 out of 5 stars)
July 5, 2015

This book will be a great conversation starter and when we paired it with a bag of cricket flour as a birthday gift, it got a lot of attention! Drama is the main focus here, with professional quality photos of Deep Fried Tarantula Spider and White Chocolate and Waxworm Cookies, just to name a few. It seems that it may be difficult to source these ingredients, at least here in the U.S., although they do have a list of resources in the back and my husband found one company located near us and is planning a field trip. Now, if only he can find people interested in coming over for dinner......
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Picture-Poor :(
by Kael Shipman (3 out of 5 stars)
July 30, 2014

Great information, but seriously, very picture-poor. There are thousands of different species of grasshoppers, ants, cockroaches, etc. It would be nice if the author would at least put a little identification diagram in or something for each recipe, or a little more information about the specific bugs used in each recipe. Plus, in entomophagy more than in regular cooking, photos are an important convincer!
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Great gag gift
by Evan Russell (5 out of 5 stars)
March 26, 2019

Perfect gag gift. Everything in this book grossed me out but if you like bugs then this is the perfect bug cook book for you.
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I believe a bit more space could have been utilized on catching and preparing catch-them-yourself in
by John D. Gonzales-lusk (5 out of 5 stars)
October 15, 2015

OH, yes! Eat a bug. I believe a bit more space could have been utilized on catching and preparing catch-them-yourself insects but overall a good start.
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Save the earth eat whats bugging you.
by Amazon Customer (5 out of 5 stars)
July 29, 2017

Very informative and great recipes. Never say you don't like something until you try it.
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Five Stars
by Whips of Thunder (5 out of 5 stars)
May 9, 2018

Great book, excellent author. Highly respected. True professional. His skills are awesome his recipes are magnificent.
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Five Stars
by maria r. sammon (5 out of 5 stars)
August 1, 2016

was a giftt the person loved it
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entertainment or actual use.
by Thatoneguy (5 out of 5 stars)
August 23, 2013

Entertainment or actual use! this book is worth every penny! cant wait to try the tomato horn worm recipe in here!

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