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Author Hunter, Gina Louise, author

Title Edible insects : a global history / Gina Louise Hunter
Published London : Reaktion Books, Limited, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Series Edible Ser
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1: Insects as Human Food -- 2: A History of Insect Eating -- 3: Feast or Famine -- 4: Rustling Up Some Grub(s) around the World -- 5: Rearing Mini-livestock -- 6: The Insectivore's Dilemma -- Recipes -- References -- Select Bibliography -- Websites and Associations -- Acknowledgements -- Photo Acknowledgements -- Index
Summary An estimated two billion people worldwide regularly consume insects, yet bugs are rarely eaten in the West. Why are some disgusted at the thought of eating insects while others find them delicious? Edible Insects: A Global History provides a broad introduction to the role of insects as human food, from our prehistoric past to current food trends—and even recipes. On the menu are beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers, and grubs of many kinds, with stories that highlight traditional methods of insect collection, preparation, consumption, and preservation. But we not only encounter the culinary uses of creepy-crawlies across many cultures. We also learn of the potential of insects to alleviate global food shortages and natural resource overexploitation, as well as the role of world-class chefs in making insects palatable to consumers in the West.
Notes Includes index
Description based upon print version of record
Subject Edible insects.
Food security.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781789144475