The North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA) responds to efforts by Senators Flake and Cortez Masto to prohibit USDA subsidies for Insect Agriculture December 17, 2018: Global interest in Insects as Food and Feed was sparked by the 2013 release of a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO): Edible [...]
The International Culinary Center To Host First Cooking with Bugs Class + Why This Is Important!
Bringing Cricket Flour to the Public – Seek Food Kickstarter Makes News
Woo hoo - the edible insect world just took a major step forward today! Check out Seek Food's new Kickstarter campaign. They are working with an insanely talented team of award-winning chefs to launch a line of baking flours targeted to specific dietary needs and an accompanying world-class cookbook. Over the past year, they've learned a [...]
Fruits and Vegetables have Seasons. Do Bugs?
Last week I tried to make some amuse bouches from bugs. This is a French term meaning something along the lines of amusing the mouth (aka generating an appetite... aka an appetizer!) It's also just super fun to say. Long story short, I chose really bad avocados. My roommate Blake suggested that I learn the [...]
Exploring Grilo Cricket Energy Bars
All natural, organic, dairy free and complete protein products made with cricket powder. This is the promise made by Byron Bay (Austrailia) based company Grilo. Grilo means "cricket" in Portuguese. On their site, they write, "According to the dictionary, a cricket is a brown or black insect that makes short, loud noises by rubbing its [...]
The Bug Burgers You Have to Try
There are few things more stereotypical of American youth than chowing down on a burger, fries, and maybe a chocolate shake. But what if that burger was made of insects? Enter: Bugfoundation. At the moment, these healthy, sustainable, and "bugelicious" burgers are sold in Belgium and the Netherlands, but the team has plans for expansion. [...]
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 [...]