“Why do we eat shrimp and crawfish but not their brethren on land?”
November 5, 2011 1:05 PM Subscribe
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The San Francisco Street Food Festival
is an annual Summer event in the Mission District that features around 60 different Bay Area vendors and is attended by tens of thousands of foodies. This year the usual mainstays were joined
by Don Bugito
, which served up insect-based dishes
and billed itself as the first "PreHispanic Snackeria."
When the food truck
commences permanent operations this month, it may be the first eatery in the country devoted exclusively to preparations involving insects. But they're not the only entomophagy pioneers in San Francisco, where Bug Cuisine is Booming
. So just how tasty are insects
* Addendum to the SF Weekly article: Eating Insects with San Francisco's New Mavens of Bug Cuisine
* Girl Meets Bug
("The Eco-Logical Alternative") run by Daniella Martin, who was interviewed in and photographed for
the SF Weekly article.
* Don Bugito is the brainchild of Monica Martinez
. The Don Bugito page of her site is linked above)
* NPR: Insect Cuisine Is All The Buzz
* PRI on Don Bugito
* The Youtube video
linked above is from Future of meat: edible bugs as low waste, homegrown protein
, by Fair Companies.
* Rosanna Yau runs the MiniLivestock
blog. "...Ms. Yau's thesis project at California College of the Arts, in which she is exploring 'how branding can be an effective tool for redefining an obscure subcultural practice, such as entomophagy [i.e. insect eating].' The aim is to try to elevate insects as a viable protein in our burgeoning, gourmet food culture by branding them as "MiniLivestock," and by cooking them discreetly into the crusts of cheesecakes."
* Via MiniLivestock, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has been exploring insects as a sustainable food source
, and have now devoted part of their website to the project.
* TED: Marcel Dicke, Why Not Eat Insects?