5 must-reads on cooking with insects

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Today, at least 2 billion people worldwide consume more than 2,000 species of insects. Rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, edible insects have the potential to boost human food security, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Here are some books on how you can prepare meals using grasshoppers, centipedes, bees, ants and witchetty grubs, among other bugs.

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5 must-reads on cooking with insects

  1. 1. Photo by: Matthias/ CC-BY
  2. 2. Today, at least 2 billion people worldwide consume more than 2,000 species of insects. Rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, edible insects have the potential to boost human food security, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Here are some books on how you can prepare meals using grasshoppers, centipedes, bees, ants and witchetty grubs, among other bugs. Photo by: Mills Baker / CC-BY
  3. 3. The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp and Marcel Dicke Photo by: photochem_PA / CC-BY
  4. 4. The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin by David George Gordon Photo by: Ryan T. Fox / CC-BY-NC-SA
  5. 5. Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet by Daniella Martin Photo by: Jims_photos / CC-BY-NC-SA
  6. 6. Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy Photo by: L Chruch / CC-BY
  7. 7. Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio Photo by: Jon Clork / CC-BY-NC-SA
  8. 8. Check out #FeedingDev for more innovative solutions to global nutrition challenges Photo by: Matthias/ CC-BY
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