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Edible insects : a global history  Cover Image Book Book

Edible insects : a global history / Gina Louise Hunter.


"An estimated 2 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 provides a broad introduction to the role of insects as human food, from our prehistoric past to current food trends, and explores how they could be a solution to our current global food shortage. 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 as well as the culinary uses of creepy-crawlies across many cultures."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 1789144469
  • ISBN: 9781789144468
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a selection of recipes.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-161) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Insects as human food -- A history of insect eating -- Feast or famine -- Rustling up some grub(s) around the world -- Rearing mini-livestock -- The insectivore's dilemma.
Subject: Edible insects.
Edible insects > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library GN 409.5 .H86 2021 30775305567167 General Collection Available -

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