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The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised

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The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised by David George Gordon
Jul 16, 2013 | ISBN 9781607744368
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“Less earnest than cheeky, his cookbook aims to lure you to try bugs the old-fashioned way: by making them sound – and look – like epicurean delights.”
The Salt, NPR

Praise for the previous edition:

“A smorgasbord of information.”
Science News 
“Gordon’s recipes are tasty and well chosen, as are the many informative slices of arthropod lore.”
“The ultimate edible insect cookbook.“
Ento Nation

Table Of Contents


Introduction: Embracing Entomophagy
Part One
Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy: Nine Culinary Leaps of Faith, Using Crickets, Grasshoppers, and Their Kin

Chapter 1: Cooking with Crickets
Niblets and Cricklets
Orthopteran Orzo
Chirpy Chex Party Mix
Crispy Crickets
Cricket Seasoning à la Vij’s
Bugs in a Rug
Chocolate Cricket Torte
Chapter 2: Grilled Grasshoppers, Creamed Katydids,
and Locusts Lovingly Prepared
Cream of Katydid Soup
Oaxacan Whoppers
St. John’s Bread
Sheesh! Kabobs
Really Hoppin’ John
Chapulines con Chocolate Fondue

Part Two
Togetherness: A Selection of Social Insects for Special Occasions

Chapter 3: Tantalizing Termites (The Other White Meat)
Curried Termite Stew
Termite Treats

Chapter 4: Beginning with Bees
Glory Bee
Three Bee Salad
Bee’s Knees

Chapter 5: Ants On (and In) the House
Ant Jemima’s Buckwheat-Bug Griddlecakes
Amaretto Honeypots
Ants in Pants
Pear Salad with Chiangbai Ants
Part Three
Who’s Buggin’ Whom? Nine Ways to Turn the Tables on Household and Garden Pests

Chapter 6: Preparing Pantry Pests
Cockroach à la King
Larval Latkes (a.k.a. Grubsteaks)

Chapter 7: Garden Grazers Alfresco
Wasabi Wax Worms
Superworm Tempura with Plum Dipping Sauce
Fried Green Tomato Hornworms
Alpha-Bait Soup
White Chocolate and Wax Worm Cookies

Part Four
Side Orders: A Smorgasbord of Treats from Assorted Arthropod Taxa

Chapter 8: Spineless Delights
Giant Water Bug on Watercress
Watermelon and Water Bug Surprise
Sweet and Sour Silkworm
Ample Drumsticks
Sky Prawn
Odonate Hors d’Oeuvres
Scorpion Scaloppine
Party Pupae
Deep-Fried Tarantula Spider


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