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Raise a Glass of Insects

Happy New Year! Though perhaps everybody is perhaps a little tired of celebrating things by now, I finally have time to talk about my favorite insect-laced booze, so let’s go! For a few years now I have been rounding out … Continue reading

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In Which: I Eat All The Insects

Last night Mrs. Swarm and I visited the Headlands Center for the Arts to take part in a delicious multi-course meal presented by Monica Martinez, owner of  Don Bugito, a new insect-themed food cart in San Francisco. The Headlands Center … Continue reading

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San Francisco Eats Insects

While most of the world thinks nothing of eating insects, (indeed, it could be argued that in most of humanity’s history we’ve been eating insects), Europe and the US throw up their hands over their mouths in utter amazement of … Continue reading

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City of Insects

I love a good insect-snack when they’re served in edgy restaurants or entomology conferences, but these are essentially leggy window-dressing, a haute cuisine curio usually consisting of a dry-roasted cricket coated in spices daringly decorating a fancy hors d’oeuvre.  Sure … Continue reading

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Will the FDA-Approved Chapuline Please Stand Up?

So apparently the SF Health Department has prohibited a local San Francisco restaurant from selling chapulines (Mexican grasshoppers) to the public, because the source was not FDA approved. This isn’t the bad news. I had no idea that I could … Continue reading

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Delicious Insect Overlords!

Whole Foods posted a fake “insect ranching practices” chart on their website last Friday for April Fool’s, a lovely parody of the often complicated food location breakdowns that are posted in Whole Foods grocery stores. (Cicadas are ranched with “No … Continue reading

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Insectivorous

Today there is a  lovely but light article in the Wall Street Journal about insect-eating in trendy restaurants, with some information about the logistical problems in procuring, serving, and selling insects for edible consumption to a sometimes only mildly curious … Continue reading

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