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Insects everywhere! Cambodia’s Expansive Creepy-Crawly Menu
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Insects everywhere! Cambodia’s Expansive Creepy-Crawly Menu
Cambodia insects bites: what do the weirdest and most popular edible insects eaten in Cambodia taste like? Make this (not always) delicious trip with us!
Bugs on the plate: the Mexican tradition turns into fine dining
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Bugs on the plate: the Mexican tradition turns into fine dining
Modern restaurants are renovating an ancient tradition in Mexico by adding ants, grasshoppers, and worms to their iconic dishes.
Decline in Insects: a Catastrophe for Our Food System
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Decline in Insects: a Catastrophe for Our Food System
A report claims that 40% of insect species are declining while another third are endangered. This catastrophic plummeting of numbers threatens the end of nature
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UK Supermarket is The First to Sell Insects
A U.K supermarket has started selling bags of dried insects as a snack and garnish for soups and salads.
See Dishes From a Michelin-Starred Insect Tasting Menu
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See Dishes From a Michelin-Starred Insect Tasting Menu
Punto MX in Madrid puts insects at the heart of its modern Mexican cuisine – take a look at dishes.
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10 Dishes from Bangkok's First Fine Dining Insect Restaurant
"Insects in the Backyard" is Bangkok's new fine dining restaurant showcasing haute cuisine with insects. Take a look at the menu.
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Nordic Food Lab's New Book on Eating Insects
On Eating Insects is Nordic Food Lab's new book on insects in the kitchen, including recipes and travel stories. We spoke to Roberto Flore to find out more.
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Essential Insect Eating Accoutrements
The future of picnicking could involve insects – here's a handy set of insect eating tools to get hold of the little critters.
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Microsculpture: Insect Portraits by Levon Biss | Gallery
A chat with photographer Levon Biss about his Microsculpture series, which captures the microscopic form of insects in large-format and high-resolution detail.
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Is Cockroach Milk the Next Health Craze?
Scientists in India say that cockroach milk could be a healthy source of protein in the future and it's apparently more nutritious than cow's milk.
Gimme Shelter and Edible Insects
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Gimme Shelter and Edible Insects
Could this cricket shelter farm by New York's Terreform ONE provide all the edible insects you need in the event of an emergency?
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BUGS - Will Eating Insects Save Our Planet?
Here's a look at the trailer for Bugs, a new film that follows a team from The Nordic Food Lab as they travel the world researching edible insects.
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An Edible Insect Farm For Your Kitchen Countertop
Cultivate and harvest mealworms in the comfort of your own kitchen with the world's first desktop insect hive.
Grub Kitchen: Britain's First Insect Restaurant Opens in Wales
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Grub Kitchen: Britain's First Insect Restaurant Opens in Wales
Grub Kitchen, Wales opened it's doors this week taking the title of the first British restaurant serving up insects. See what all the fuss is about.
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Italy Officially Serves Up Insects for The First Time
In a move that required a special proxy, Italy has officially allowed edible insects to be consumed inside The Belgium Pavilion at Expo Milano.
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Eating Insect: is it Still Sustainable?
Promoted by the United Nations as a way of combating world food shortage, edible insects can actually leave a bad foodprint on the environment, researchers say.
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Nordic Food Lab Radio - Eating Insects and The Rise of Seaweed
The Nordic Food Lab have started a new series of podcasts, listen as they explore a termite mound in Uganda and explore the seaweed farms of Denmark.
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Insects From A to Z: 26 Interesting Things to Know
From ants to Zha jinchan, deep fried cicada, 26 facts and figures about edible insects: 80% of countries in the world eat insects belonging to 1000 species.
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Deep-Fried Tarantula Is A Thing Now
Tired of the same old appetizers at your favorite joint? Perhaps it's time to kick things up with deep-fried tarantula.
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Alex Atala On Eating Ants: ''It's a Roller Coaster"
Brazilian chef Alex Atala appears on the cover of the July issue of Delta Sky magazine where he waxes poetically about the beauty of eating ants.
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Are You Ready For An Insect Revolution?
Edible insects are slowly finding their way to a supermarket near you. Are you ready to make bugs your new favorite food?
Hungry? How About Some Scorpion Pizza?
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Hungry? How About Some Scorpion Pizza?
Looking for a truly unique pizza topping? This scorpion pizza may do more than just whet your appetite. Are you bold enough to try it?
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Eating Insects, France's Rising Trend
From Michelin chefs and Parisian bistro to home kitchen: in France eating insects is turning into an ecological issue, and becoming a rising trend.
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How Would You Cook Mosquito Eggs? René Redzepi Wants To Know
What's the latest edible insect delicacy René Redzepi is experimenting with? Tasty mosquito eggs, a Mexican specialty the chef received as a gift.
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How To Grow Your Own Bugs...For Cooking!
This petite farming system from designer Katharina Unger lets you grow your own edible bugs in the comfort of your own home.
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The Nordic Food Lab Makes Bee Larvae Ceviche
Do you love ceviche? Try this interesting recipe of bee larvae ceviche from the team at René Redzepi's Nordic Food Lab.
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5 Tasty Foods Made With Edible Insects
Are you bold enough to eat insects? Perhaps these five tasty foods will convince you otherwise. Are you ready for an edible insect bonanza? Keep reading.
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How René Redzepi Cooks Ants
Curious about the ants served at Rene Redzepi's Noma restaurant? Here's an ant recipe with detailed instructions from the Nordic Food Lab.
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Edible Insect Invasion: the Home Grasshopper Harvesting Kit
A look at a new concept design for a home grasshopper grow kits - the idea being that soon we will all be harvesting and cooking insects at home.
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Need A Protein Boost? Try Insect Power Bars
Looking for a unique treat? Chapul power bars are made with 100% cricket flour, a new way of getting your daily dose of edible insects.
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Nordic Food Lab Buzzing With Beehive Recipes
Learn how to make beeswax ice cream, propolis honey crisps and more with these new recipes from the Nordic Food Lab.
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Bee Larvae Beer, Anyone?
The Nordic Food Lab has teamed up with Carlsberg brewery to launch a series of artisanal beers made with ingredients like bee larvae, fungi and seaweed.
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Should You Eat Insects? The U.N. Says 'Yes'
The controversial trend of eating insects just got a boost from the United Nations, which released a nearly 200-page study on the benefits of consuming insects.
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Sunday Lunch in 2063
A look at a new traveling exhibition that will offer diners the chance to sample a range of insect inspired meals as part of a Sunday lunch in the year 2063.
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World's Best Restaurant Staff Cook Cockroach for Breakfast
A look at a new video from the Nordic Food Lab of the team cooking up some tasty cockroach and split peas for breakfast.
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The Natural Beauty of Insects
A collection of macro photography from the artist John Horstman - a man who spends his time very close to insects in Pu-er, China.
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Would You Eat a Thanksgiving Insect Menu?
New Yorkers will be given the chance to sample an insect Thanksgiving menu this weekend in Times Square
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Why We Should Eat Insects - Infographic
A look at why we should eat insects and the benefit it would have on the planet's atmosphere if we did.
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Chocolate Covered Scorpion, Anyone?
Chocolate covered scorpions are said to have the texture of wafers and the flavor of walnuts. Would you like to sample?
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Worms And Grasshoppers For Dessert? Check Out The First Insects Cookbook
A sprinkle of beetle powder instead of Parmigiano cheese? In Holland has just been released a guidebook to learn how to cook and appreciate insects
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Insect Eating? Here Are 8 Bugs That Make It Into Your Vegetables
The dirty truth: bugs are everywhere, even in our food. Here's a list of 8 insects you may be inadvertently eating.
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Insects Tasting? You Already Eat Them in Common Food
Reduction in pesticide use means that is more difficult to banish insects, mites and worms from crops.
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Insects Tasting at the London's Natural History Museum
A prestigious institution (London's Natural History Museum), a chef (Daniel Creedon) and a meeting on insects as the future of food