The Hampshire Review has allowed me to blog about eating insects and entomophagical (isn’t that a cool word?) dishes and products here: Ento Treats
Bugz’n'Beer Town Run Tap House and Community Pub is hosting this event– an opportunity to try some bug foods and enjoy some of the pub’s beer.
Buggy chef, Steve Bailes, will provide different dishes made with insect products. Steve has been a guest presenter for the Nat. Park Service, for the American Conservation Film Association (at Shepherd College), for schools and civic groups– but this is his first public venture into pairings with alcohol– a natural match don’t you think? So Town Run Tap House will sell the beer, and Steve will supply the bugs.
We will have samples of bug foods. These will likely include AaronPauling.com Your Source for Feeder Roaches and more, Exo Protein, Aketta and Aspire Food Group, Bugeater Foods, Crik Nutrition – Cricket Protein Powder, Critter Bitters, Hotlix Candy, Incredible Foods, Jurassic Snacks Inc., Lithic Nutrition, Livin farms Hive™ Community, Entomo Farms – The Future of Food, Rainbow Mealworms, Cricket Candy and The Bug Bistro. We will even have snacks to take home for your dogs — from Hopn Bakery, EntoBento, and Chloe’s Treats. Tagging: Little Herds, Chef PV, and The Cricket Man. (Thank you lists are scary. So many generous folks to thank, and I don’t want to slight anyone.)
You can let us know you are coming here.
Crik Nutrition – Cricket Protein Powder , Manitoba, Facebook: CRIKNutrition Alex Drysdale
Crickers crackers (coming soon)
Hopn Bakery pet food, Dee Robinson, CA (note to self: phone)
Jurassic Snacks Inc. Facebook: Jurassic Snacks Inc. , Iceland
SENZU foods Miami
Sustainable Gains Facebook: Sustainable Gains San Diego, CA. Jason (note to self: phone)
Wonder Worm Woman Mealworms (Facebook) Citra, FL.
eatbugsevents.com has a good list of bug product companies.
The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, chef/author OR
The Bug Project So. CA non-profit
Bugsfeed web and film
Bug Vivant retail
EDIBL Nation NJ non-profit
Ento Emporium Ontario
Girl Meets Bug enthusiast
InsectFarming HI (animal emphasis)
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana serves Chapulines in D.C.
Should we eat bugs? – Emma Bryce
Bug Bites: I Ate Insects For A Week Kevin Bachhuber | TEDxYoungstown
Big Cricket and Bitty (start 10 min)
Washington Post, Tamar Haspel, Oct.2017, Eating bugs can help the environment. So how do we get past the ick factor?
Bugsfeed Maps, events, Directions for making worm hive (note to self: email)
EDIBL Nation – WIX.com Saving the Planet…One Bug at a Time. (NJ)
Mississippi State:Insects: Coming soon to a dinner table near you
Chef/author David George Gordon
NYC Parks list: June Bug Pretty good. Very hot griddle. A little oil. Some old bay seasoning. www.ent.wur.nl/UK/Edible+insects/News+and+calendar/
List of cookbooks
(3 images above are from a Nov. 2015 Hampshire Review article by Ed DeWitt.) This page has information about why we should eat bugs and where to get them. I am hoping the West will consider bugs as a possible earth friendly solution to the rapidly rising numbers of people needing nutritious food. They are amazingly efficient, using vastly less land, water and other resources. They are rich in protein and many important minerals. And they taste good.
Hilary wrote: “Attention Foodies! Insect protein is trending in the US. Come learn about it at the American Conservation Film Festival. We’ll have products for tasting available after the screenings of The Gateway Bug. Join us 3PM Sat., Oct.14 at the Frank Center AND Saturday, October 21st at 4PM at the Frank Center. ( information about buying tickets. and more info about the screening.)
There are photos, a video and other infommation posted here on my blog.
Hokie Bug Fest Oct. 14 , Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. Facebook event page.
My friend and college room mate sent me this write up about the September Brooklyn Bugs Festival.
Alina Voronenko of WDTV Channel 5 visited Steve and Terry Lynn in April 2016.
I got to return to John J. Cornwell Elementary (my 1st teaching assignment in 1972) to share my bug passion in Feb. 1917.
In Jan. 2017, Over 150 students grades 3-5 and staff of Romney Elementary gave ear to the many benefits of entomophagy. 5th grade teacher, Carrie wrote: “Thank you Steve Bailes for coming to our school today
and educating [us] on the benefits of eating bugs!!!!! I think you convinced Jess Barger to have bug snacks once a week!!!!! Marleigh [Carrie’s pup] was thrilled with her Crisket [Hopn Bakery treat] !!!” Click here for the blog or here for Jess Barger’s Photos on Facebook .
BugFest (September) 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC
9th Annual Austin Bug (Eating) Festival , June 2016
In May 2016, I gave a presentation to the Augusta Trailblazers 4H. Read more here.
In 2015, Steve got to share entomophagy with the 5th graders at Slanesville Elementary.
In March 2016 Steve gave a presentation for the The National Park Service: Entomophagy – Why We Should Eat Bugs! I addressed questions such as, Should we consider an alternative food source? And if so, why? Would we eat insects if we thought we would live longer? Would we eat them if we thought the Earth could dramatically benefit. How do world leaders such as Kofi Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of the UN, weigh in on entomophagy (eating insects)? Can Americans ever over come the “ick factor”? Bugsfeed.com listed the event. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park also published this. Photos are posted here.
In In April 2016 I visited W. M. Irving Elementary to promote entomophagy. Click here for the blog and photos.
NYC Sept. 1-3, “A celebration of edible insects over Labor Day Weekend with an outdoor market, speakers, panelists, workshops, lunch and dinner sponsors, cocktail reception, VIP Bug Banquet, and more!” The Bug Chef, David George Gordon is presenting. Robert Nathan Allen and Little Herds was part of this event.