The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook
The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook
40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin
Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781607744368, 126pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
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.
Praise for the previous edition
“A smorgasbord of information.”
“Gordon’s recipes are tasty and well chosen, as are the many informative slices of arthropod lore.”
Praise for David George Gordon's
The Secret World of Slugs and Snails
“David George Gordon . . . knows how to spin a yarn. Best of all, his fascination with the underappreciated slowpokes is downright contagious.”
—The Chicago Tribune
“A little gem of a book which may make you feel differently about the slimeballs once summer rolls around.”