How to Get People to Try Insects for the First Time: A Tale of Birthday Bugs

It's with a happy heart and an older soul that I write this particular post. It's a post of gratitude to my friends and family who gathered around last weekend for some birthday festivities. I asked them not to come bearing gifts, but an open mind instead. I asked them to try crickets with me for [...]

The Future of Sports Nutrition May Contain Insects

What do you get when you combine a shared passion for outdoor sports, nature, and healthy food? Fit people. Fit people who have great ideas... like making protein bars out of crickets. William Walcker, Minh-Anh Pham, and Antoine Domergue are the three men who woke up one morning and decided they would make protein bars [...]

Meet the Man Making Beer Salt Out of Crickets

"It's a seasoning blend made with roasted ground cricket, sea salt and spices. Made by none other than myself. It works really well as a beer salt." - Mark Nagy.  Mark - my man - you've truly outdone yourself! After my interview with with the Cadesky brothers about their mouth-watering bolognese sauce, I've been obsessed with [...]

Collaboration is Key For Future of Edible Insect Regulations

Class is in session! The rustling of eager students settling into their seats softened as the lights in the auditorium dimmed. "Let's set the stage to discuss the U.S. regulation of insect-derived foods," began Ricardo Carvajal, director at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara. He was about to take us on a journey touching on what is [...]

Insects, Italian Cuisine, and “Natural Remedies”

And entomophagy continues to collect momentum in the press! The Digital Journal released a nice piece a few days ago titled, "Are insects better than Italian cuisine? Some people think so!" In it, they discussed a valid point: what we consider food is largely influenced by culture. Something completely normal to you may be offensively gross to [...]

Cricket Tacos Recipe

There's nothing like a deliciously cooked taco. The warm tortillas, the crisp lettuce, the perfectly-melted cheese, and the main ingredient: crickets. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite spins on a classic taco - the cricket taco. Not only is it healthier (crickets are a more sustainable and more nutritious protein [...]