Insects: An Edible Field Guide (Hardcover)

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Ever been tempted by the thought of trying juicy deep fried mealworms, protein-rich cricket flower, or swapping your snacks for salt and vinegar flavored grasshoppers? If so then you are not alone! Over 2 billion people regularly eat insects as part of their diet, and the world is home to around 1,900 edible insect species. For adventurous foodies and daring dieters comes the newest way to save the planet, eat more protein, and tickle taste buds. But this isn’t an insect cookbook. Instead it’s an informative field guide: exploring the origins of insect eating, offering tips on finding edible bugs and serving up a few delicious ideas of how to eat them once you’ve tracked them down! It includes a comprehensive list on edible insects and where to find them, how to prepare them, their versatile usage and nutritional value as well as a few recipes. A bug-eating checklist covering all known edible bugs so readers can mark off the ones they’ve eaten and seek out new delicacies concludes the book.

About the Author

Stefan Gates is the author of The Extraordinary Cookbook and Gastronaut,  which won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Food Literature Book as well as being shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers' Award. Stefan has worked as a TV director, scriptwriter and comedy producer, but his strangest job was appearing naked on the cover of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy at the age of four.

Praise For…

"Brilliant. Deranged, but brilliant." —Heston Blumenthal on Gastronaut
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785035258
ISBN-10: 1785035258
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English