Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Basics 3: Other resources [online]

It's been useful to remind myself that I'm not the only Westerner out there advocating for entomophagy. Brings to mind that John Lennon song: 'You may say that I'm a dreamer,' and so on. There are other voices shouting in the wilderness. Here's a listing of them; first entomophagy, then insect-related in general.
The ultimate source of information online regarding the edibility of insects. Includes: entomology; nutrition; general research; cultural aspects; societal reactions; etc, etc.
Further articles and content from The Food Insects Newsletter (FINL)
LOTS of good info, but no images. From what I've gathered, this is one of the earlier websites created. It was gone for a while, but it's back. Wrought by one Aletheia Price, who was 17 at the time. Includes recipes. I believe that a good deal of the same content can be found at
Hailing from the Seattle Area, David George Gordon is the most renowned entomophagist in the country. He's written a slew of books on various kinds of "bugs," including a cookbook; the site includes one or two of the recipes therewithin.
Representing the good people at B.A.B.E.S., the Bay Area Bug Eating Society (which may or may not be currently active). The site's creator is Scott Bowers, who has traveled to various parts of the world in order to eat their insects. Includes recipes.
Various images of people eating insects.
From the University of Kentucky

Other insect recipes

Raising mealworms and crickets

[Highly Helpful] General Insect stuff:
This last one is a really cool project to gather a lot of information centered on the insect hobbyist, including a lot of good insect-rearing help.

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