Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Feb 1, 1998 - Cooking - 150 pages
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An introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with recipes and color photographs. 

Includes an historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures. 

Provides information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them. 

Includes over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs. 

The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also because they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish, and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century insects can help meet humanity's growing nutritional needs. 

Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects a part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.
  

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This book is freaking awesome! I'm a biologist and I wanted to teach kids about edible insects. This is the right book. I'm so amazed by the content of this book that I am going to try recipes this summer and make the kids experience some of them. :)

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Contents

Introduction
2
Entomophagy Around the World
12
Entomophagy in the United States
26
Nutrition and Entomophagy
38
Preparing and Cleaning
52
Acachapoli Cocktail
72
Mexican Caviar
73
Grilled Black Witches
74
Salsa for Water Boatmen Tortas
104
Braised Ant Brood
105
Chop Suey Ants
106
Escamoles al Pulque
107
Ant Brood with Beer
108
Escamoles a la Mexicana
109
Escamoles al Guajillo
110
Mien Yao Beetles
111

Chicatana Spread
75
Stink Bug Pate
76
Ahuautle Amona
77
Periquitos Fritos
78
Black Witches a la Mediterraneo
79
Rhodesia Salad
80
Wasp Salad
81
Fruit Salad with Wasp Honey
82
Padrecitos a la Anenez
83
Cream of Asparagus Soup with Boll Weevil Croutons
84
Metzolli Supreme
85
Baganda Rice
86
Mealworm Spaghetti
87
Mecapale Tamales
88
Ahuautle Omelette
90
Teclates Omelette
91
Black Witch Fondue
92
Crickets a la Papouasie
93
Cricket Croquettes
94
Grasshoppers en Papillote
96
Acachapoli al Curry
97
Pipian Chapoli
98
MangoGrasshopper Chutney
100
Water Boatmen Fritters
101
Giant Water Bug Eggs in Garlic
102
Water Boatmen Tortas
103
Batterfried Dragonflies
112
Thai Brochettes
113
White Agave Worms in White Wine
115
Sago Souffle
116
Pork Loin with Honey of the Virgin
117
LeafFooted Bug Pizza
118
Sauces
120
Roasted Stink Bug and Chili Sauce
121
LeafFooted Bug Salsa
122
Wasp Sauce for Meat
123
Desserts
124
Bee Delights
125
Kisses from the Virgin
126
Babinga Chocolate Cups
127
Ek Cakes
128
Chicatan Flan
129
Honey of the Virgin Bunuelos
130
Indonesian Mealworm Bars
131
Bee Bars
132
Honeyed Coffee Cake
133
Turron
134
Resources
137
Bibliography
143
Index of Scientific Names
150
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About the author (1998)

Julieta Ramos-Elorduy is one of the world's foremost authorities on edible insects. She has worked extensively with Native American tribes in Mexico and is a professor in the Institute of Biology at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. Peter Menzel is one of Napa Valley's leading photographers. He is the author of Material World: A global Family Portrait.

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