Welcome to the world of entomophagy!
We want you to try eating insects! It is sustainable and can be tasty. And you won't lack getting that protein! Check out some other information below.
What is entomophagy?
Who we are:
Eating insects! That's it!
Check out this TED video to learn more:
Should We Eat Bugs?
There are a variety of recipes that insects are a part of. You can fry, steam, or toast them. A quick google search of insect recipes, and you'll find hundreds! Here are some bold recipes if you wanna jump straight into it:
Insect Recipes to Try
We are just three Middlebury college students trying to encourage others to start eating insects. We made this website to help others learn a bit about entomophagy and give a quick way to start incorporating insects into your recipes.
Hey Midd kids!
Check out our survey about entomophagy experience:
Link to the survey
We think crickets are your gateway to the world of entomophagy. Are you uncomfortable eating the entirety of the insect? Well cricket powder is the way to go! It's similar to flour or protein powder! But we encourage you to try them whole or even try other insects.
These cricket cookies were so good!
Try This Cricket Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup cricket flour
1+3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter (softened, 2 sticks)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate morsels (as desired)
Serving size: 36 cookies
Oven Temperature: 375° F
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Steps for making the cookies:
1. Mix flour, cricket flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and brown sugar in a separate bowl
3. Add eggs and mix into step 2's bowl
4. Gradually mix in dry ingredients
Stir in chocolate morsels
5. Form about teaspoon sized balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet
7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes\
All credit for this recipe goes to: Bug Vivant