Interview with David Gorge Gordon, The Bug Chef Let’s know about your passion for using edible insects in the kitchen: how did everything start? I became interested in edible insects in the mid-1990s, while researching my book The Compleat Cockroach. Among other things, that book contained brief essays on cockroaches as food and as medicine. […]
Interview to Fabio Verneau and Francesco La Barbera, Professors at the University of Naples You are one of the authors of the recent study “The effect of communication and the implicit associations in the consumption of insects: an experiment in Italy and Denmark.” Can you sum up its content and goals? In recent years researchers have […]
Methods: the experiment involved a mixed group of Italian individuals (n=46) –in terms of age and gender– who tasted three species of edible insects (cricket, honeycomb moth and grasshopper) and afterwards were handed a questionnaire to explore their opinions on the subject of entomophagy. Results: the analysis shows that curiosity and environmental benefits are the […]
Don’t squash insects you find in your house! With My Critter Catcher you can catch&release them safely in your garden.
On April 7th Eat Grub will be launching The Ultimate Insect Cookbook. Featuring over 55 excitin grecipes from Seb Holmes, it takes inspiration from around the world 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 […]
Vegetarians are cruel, unthinking people. Everybody knows that a carrot screams when grated. That a peach bleeds when torn apart. Do you believe an orange insensitive to thumbs gouging out its flesh? The tomatoes spill their brains painlessly? Potatoes, skinned alive and boiled, the soil’s little lobsters. Don’t tell me it doesn’t hurt when peas […]
When you say food you say Italy. It’s inevitable. When talking about spacefood, you’re talking about Italy, again. And it’s italian Argotec, the company chosen by European Space Agency to develop -in the SpaceFood Lab- the food supply program for European astronauts in the ISS (International Space Station). This kind of special food (called “bonus-food”) […]