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The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

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Hardcover, 206 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Columbia University Press
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Dan Schwent
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The Insect Cookbook is what it claims to be: a cookbook with insects as the primary ingredient, since we'll be needing more and more sources of protein as the human population continues to grow.

The book starts with an overview of insects and has some interesting bug facts. Did you know that in the tropics, insects cost more pound for pound than meat and that in some parts of Mexico, popped ants have become the preferred snack at movie theaters? Fascinating stuff.

Insects as a food source are wide
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Dorcas
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So why did I pick out this book?
Good question.

Ive been vegetarian for 30 years and you would THINK that insect cookery would be the ultimate ick factor. And it did have a bit of that "fear factor" appeal to me at first. But strangely it's really not that gross. I mean, I'm not salivating over pictures of roasted grasshoppers or anything but given the choice...I think I would eat mealy worms over chicken legs any day..

Isn't it funny though? I mean, people eat prawn cocktails all the time and whe
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Kyle
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
More a collection of world chefs' and leaders' thoughts on introducing insect protein into Western diets, than a sizable collection of everyday recipes. ...more
Rachel Tsoumbakos
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Okay, so while reading this book, I discovered something very disturbing: I have Entomophagophobia. This basically translates to ‘A fear of eating bugs’. Didn’t know I had it, but now I certainly do! I spent the first half of this book gagging at just the thought of eating the food described.

The authors have attempted to introduce a very interesting topic: how do we convince the world to eat more bugs? It’s a great idea, by doing so we could help famine stricken countries by giving them the prot
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Sara Thompson
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to preview this book before I bought it. I think it's an amazing concept and I am so excited to get a copy of this book for my son. There's a lot of information on using insects in cooking and explaining how insects could help create sustainable food for the planet.
There's nothing weird about this book. Many cultures eat insects. My son is currently going to school in culinary arts but plans on moving on to a double major in entomology and culinary arts. He wants to open an insect rest
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Bug Eater
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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5 out of 5 bugs eaten.

Delicious as always.

My only guff with this book is that it recommends eating too many bugs. Eating too many bugs is unsustainable, as they will begin to run out.

This is not how a planet should be maintained.

Good conservation of bugs is important to the environment, and this book leaves out some very important green bug-eating methods.

They are best served with a blue variety of bug, not potatoes.

Still, a very good book. These kind are my favorite.
Erinne
Feb 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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It was a really interesting book about the way we eat, facts about insects and providing for a sustainable planet.

I enjoyed the detailed information provided about insect consumption around the world. Something, that in Australia, I previously had not been greatly exposed too.

Insects have never really appealed to me as a source of food, but after this book it has opened my eyes to the possibility.

Thank you for that.

!Tæmbuŝu
Mar 22, 2014 marked it as to-read
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