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Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects Paperback – February 1, 1998
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The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century, insects are the only choice that can meet humanity's growing nutritional needs.
Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over fifty gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. Greet your guests at the door with Stink Bug Paté, then let them nibble on Cricket Croquettes over drinks. Curried Grasshoppers or Agave Worms in White Wine Sauce make perfect entrées and Ant Flan will leave your guests savoring a meal they will never forget. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.
JULIETA RAMOS-ELORDUY, Ph.D., is one of the world's foremost authorities on edible insects. She has worked extensively with Native American tribes in Mexico and is a professor in the Institute of Biology at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. PETER MENZEL is one of Napa Valley's leading photographers. He is the author of Material World: A global Family Portrait.
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Top Customer Reviews
Julieta gives great nutritional advice on different bugs and descries each bugs particular flavor in reference to things common that we know of.... it is well written and very informative from calories to essential amino acids to proteins and vitamins... the book covers different countries in it's concise and informative beginning. I also liked the fact that the author gives you the actual family and genus name of the species.
the photos however are why i gave the book 4 stars.... most of the photos i feel as if i had already seen in "man eating bugs" because the same photographer helped publish both books... i never really tried the recipes of course.. but julieta does give helpful resources and advice on breeding your own bugs for food!
Loved it read it several times.... get it for your collection!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Highly advise this as your first purchase if interested in bug cuisine. Good background info, pics and recipes.Published 7 months ago by uglyduckling1313
We may all be eating insects, to supplement our diet, before long, if present trends continue. This is a pretty good start.Published 15 months ago by Steve Langdon
Great book. It's got sources to buy bugs to eat and recipes too. Wouldve liked to know whats already around me locally but this will do for nowPublished on October 3, 2013 by zontron
The issue this year among those who hate meat, indeed hate any diet that has allowed humanity to reproduce in numbers, is the viability of replacing our delicious steak and... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Good research at the eating bugs, good way to get the nutritious bugs, perfect recipes for Mexican old coking. easy to follow and good translation. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by G. R. Castano