Books

Eat Grub

Eat Grub features more than 55 exciting recipes using a variety of bugs, from grasshoppers to mealworms. It takes its inspiration from cuisines around the word to present a range of small plates, meals, desserts and even cocktails using whole and ground insects. It teaches you how to use insect flours to make healthy, gluten-free and protein-rich dishes, and how to puree, bake and grind various insects making them versatile to use.

The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet (Arts & Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. They provide consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for culinary use, with recipes simple enough to make at home yet boasting the international flair of the world’s most chic dishes.

The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin

With its stylish new package, updated information on the health and environmental benefits of insect eating, and breed-your-own instructions, this new edition of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook is the go-to resource for anyone interested in becoming an entomological epicure.

For many Americans, eating a lowly insect is something you’d only do on a dare. But with naturalist and noted bug chef David George Gordon, bug-eating is fun, exciting, and downright delicious!

Now you can impress, enlighten, and entertain your family and friends with Gordon’s one-of-a-kind recipes. Spice things up at the next neighborhood potluck with a big bowl of Orthopteran Orzo—pasta salad with a cricket-y twist. Conquer your fear of spiders with a Deep-Fried Tarantula. And for dessert, why not try a White Chocolate and Wax Worm Cookie? (They’re so tasty, the kids will be begging for seconds!)

Edible: An Adventure Into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet

Insects. They’re what’s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can.

In this rollicking excursion into the world of edible insects, Martin takes us to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement and shows us how insects just might be the key to solving world hunger. Along the way, we sample moth larvae tacos at the Don Bugito food cart in San Francisco, travel to Copenhagen to meet the experimental tasters at Noma’s Nordic Food Lab, gawk at the insects stocked in the frozen food aisle at Thailand’s Costco, and even crash an underground bug-eating club in Tokyo.

 

Eating Insects. Eating Insects as Food.

Everything you need to know about eating insects and more. Guaranteed to answer all your questions, this book is a must have for anybody passionate about eating or breeding insects. The author, Elliott Lang tried eating insects for the first time on holiday in Thailand and loved them. He couldn’t find any good book about it and decided to write a book himself and so started to explore the world of eating insects. Edible insects and bugs, insect breeding, most popular insects to eat, cooking ideas, restaurants who serve insects and where to buy insects all covered. Including which insects are most popular to eat and tips on preparing insects for cooking The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style.

 

Let’s Eat Bugs!: A Thought- Provoking Introduction to Edible Insects for Adventurous Teens and Adults (2nd Edition)

Award-winning artist/author and long-time educator MK Grassi presents Let’s Eat Bugs!

This tasty little book provides an entertaining and concise introduction to the hot topic of entomophagy (the practice of eating insects, spiders and centipedes).
Lets Eat Bugs has been written to stimulate interest & discussion and to encourage additional research (a carefully selected list of recommended books, videos, and online resources is included).
Inside you will find:

  • a rather shocking introduction
  • an enticing appetizer of 3 good reasons why eating bugs is a smart idea
  • a delectable smorgasbord of 15 creepy crawlers that includes descriptions of what they taste like and how they are typically prepared for consumption (today’s menu features Ants, Bees, Beetles, Caterpillars, Cockroaches, Crickets, Grasshoppers, Hornworms, June Bugs, Locusts, Millipedes, Scorpions, Tarantulas, Termites, and Wasps)
  • a sour side dish of 3 common objections to eating bugs
  • a satisfying dessert/conclusion
  • a helpful breath-mint-list of recommended resources for further study

You will also find more than 50 delicious photographs and illustrations and a gentle dose of humor sprinkled in for added flavor!
Incidentally, the vocabulary in Let’s Eat Bugs is geared to teens and adults, but younger children will enjoy it too if they read it together with their parents.
Note: This is the second edition and it contains some new information about insect recipes and a discussion of the merits of catching bugs versus raising or buying them.

 

Raising Mealworms 1-2-3: How to Breed and Raise the Easiest Feeder Insect By Life CycleKindle Edition

Raising Mealworms 1-2-3 is your easy, step-by-step guide to breeding and raising your very own feeder mealworms right at home.

Whether you want to raise mealworms for leopard geckos, bearded dragons, chickens, bluebirds, fish (or for fishing bait), or any other birds, reptiles, or amphibians, this descriptive manual will get you on the right track.

In this concise, informative guide, you’ll discover:

*What supplies you need and where to find them
*How to properly set up the mealworm habitat
*How to choose your first breeder beetles
*All about the mealworm lifecycle, from egg to larva to pupa to beetle
*What to feed your mealworms and beetles so that they thrive
*The crucial temperature for keeping the larvae, pupae, and beetles alive
*Regular feeding and cleaning routine care steps
*How to easily protect eggs and babies from being eaten
*The safest method for cleaning your mealworm bins
*Why mealworm poop is more like treasure than trash!
*All about dangerous invaders and how to prevent them from harming your colony

 

Why Not Eat Insects?

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections
such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact,
or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections,  have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

 

Creepy Crawly Cuisine: Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects

An introduction to the intriguing world of edible insects. complete with 60 gourmet recipes and lavishly illustrated in colour. The most wholesome source of protein on earth can be found right in your back garden! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture not only because of their delicious flavour 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. CREEP CRAWLY CUISINE tells you everything you need to know to make insects a part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use edible insects by indeginous cultres. Information on where to obtain insects and how to store them and over 60 gourmet recipes complete with stunning colour photographs that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights.

 

Man Eating Bugs: Art and Science of Eating Insects

The team behind the critically and popularly acclaimed anthropological photoessays MATERIAL WORLD and WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD make their debut on our list with this oddly tantalizing book about a subject that’s creeping into prominence: insects as food for people. With the distinctive blend of thoughtful cultural inquiry, intrepid exploration, and sumptuous photography that has earned them worldwide renown, the authors document the practice and history of entomophagy around the globe, discovering that insects are a nutritious, plentiful, and varied food source.

 

Why Not Eat Insects?

First published in 1885, this book looks at a plentiful food source that is often ignored: insects. The book considers the different types of insects that can be eaten, assessing their culinary desirability.

Eat-a-bug Cookbook

The Essentials of Bug Cookery…From Soup to Gnats

“Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup!” Or wait…maybe it’s a katydid, a silkworm, or a tasty young bee. Anything’s possible at the Eat-A-Bug Cafe, otherwise known as the kitchen of naturalist David George Gordon, entomological epicure extraordinaire.

Gordon has gone to the ends of the earth, to his backyard, and under the refrigerator to find culinary inspiration, and now, after years of experimentation with entomophagy (that’s bug-eating, for those of you in the cheap seats), he presents the results with relish…or at least a light cream sauce.

Now you too can tantalize and terrify your family and friends with Gordon’s one-of-a-kind recipes, including Really Hoppin’ John (grasshoppers add that little extra kick), Pest-O (common garden weevils get their comeuppance in a delicate basil sauce) and Fried Green Tomato Hornworm (the Whistle Stop Cafe was never like this!)

Anecdotes, insights and culinary tips (such as the right wine to serve with scorpions) make this truly a book like no other. Follow the detailed instructions, and your guests will ask for seconds, just like folks at David’s notorious cooking demos. Open your culinary horizons. Buy this book. Eat a bug.

 

Complete Guide to Breeding & Raising Feeder Crickets: Cricket Breeding Made Easy Kindle Edition                       

The Complete Guide to Breeding & Raising Feeder Crickets is your simple, step-by-step guide to raising and breeding your very own feeder cricket colony at home.

Whether you want to breed crickets for your bearded dragon, gecko, or other pet, for fishing bait, or for any other reason, this guide will ensure that you get started (and stay) on the right track.

In this concise, informative guide,
you’ll discover:

Introduction into Cricket Breeding
Materials Required
Basic Setup
Feeding Your Crickets
Breeding Your Crickets
Incubation of Eggs
Rearing Hatchlings

 

Cricket Breeding Made Easy: Your Guide to Raising Healthy Feeder Crickets Kindle Edition                       

Cricket Breeding Made Easy is your simple, step-by-step guide to breeding and raising your very own feeder crickets at home.

Whether you want to breed crickets for your bearded dragon, gecko, or other pet, for fishing bait, or for any other reason, this guide will ensure that you get started (and stay) on the right track.

In this concise, informative guide,
you’ll discover:

*What supplies you need and where to find them
*How to properly set up the cricket habitat
*How to choose your first breeder crickets
*What to feed your crickets so that they thrive
*The crucial temperature for keeping crickets alive
*Daily and weekly routine care
*How to incubate and care for those delicate cricket eggs
*How to rear baby crickets so that they grow healthy and strong
*The safest methods for cleaning your cricket tanks
*All about cricket diseases, parasites, other dangers, and how to prevent them!
*How to prepare crickets prior to feeding them to your pet
*Gut load recipes and the importance of dust coating!
*How crickets mate ( it’s quite interesting)
*Why it hurts to be a male cricket
*The fascinating science behind the cricket chirp

Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser’s disturbing and timely exploration of one of the world’s most controversial industries, has become a massive bestseller in America and rightly deserves to be so this side of the pond. On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its cheapness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems harmless. But the industry’s drive for consolidation, homogenisation and speediness has radically transformed the West’s diet, landscape, economy and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways.

 

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation

This skilfully researched book focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish its control over the very basis of human survival, the provision of our daily bread. ‘Control the food and you control the people’. This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms. The author reveals a World of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain world-wide control over food production. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and World peace.