Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
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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I found this book to be a good balance between information and entertainment, with some great pictures thrown in. Read full review
Entomophagy Around the World
Entomophagy in the United States
Nutrition and Entomophagy
Preparing and Cleaning
Grilled Black Witches
Salsa for Water Boatmen Tortas
Braised Ant Brood
Chop Suey Ants
Escamoles al Pulque
Ant Brood with Beer
Escamoles a la Mexicana
Escamoles al Guajillo
Mien Yao Beetles
Stink Bug Pate
Black Witches a la Mediterraneo
Fruit Salad with Wasp Honey
Padrecitos a la Anenez
Cream of Asparagus Soup with Boll Weevil Croutons
Black Witch Fondue
Crickets a la Papouasie
Grasshoppers en Papillote
Acachapoli al Curry
Water Boatmen Fritters
Giant Water Bug Eggs in Garlic
Water Boatmen Tortas
White Agave Worms in White Wine
Pork Loin with Honey of the Virgin
LeafFooted Bug Pizza
Roasted Stink Bug and Chili Sauce
LeafFooted Bug Salsa
Wasp Sauce for Meat
Kisses from the Virgin
Babinga Chocolate Cups
Honey of the Virgin Bunuelos
Indonesian Mealworm Bars
Honeyed Coffee Cake
Index of Scientific Names