So, you have gone to one of our favourite vendors; Kric8, Crunchy Critters (Don’t forget to use Ento10 at checkout) or Thailand Unique and you’re sat there with your insects in front of you thinking…
“OK, now what”
Well, the books below are my goto eating insect cookbooks:
Eat Grub: The Ultimate Insect Cookbook
by Shami Radia, Neil Whippey, Sebastian Holmes
Bugs for Beginners: the most complete guide to teach you how to cook edible insects:
The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet
by Arnold Van Huis, Henk Van Gurp, Marcel Dicke, Diane Blumenfeld-scha, Françoise Takken-kaminker
The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook
On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes
by Nordic Food Lab, Joshua Evans, Roberto Flore, Michael Bom Frøst
by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy, Peter Menzel
This book is an introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with over 60 recipes and photographs (black & white and colour).
It also includes a historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures and provides information on how to store and prepare them.
I am not sure about the Kindle version has been updated so I would skim over some parts of the book e.g edible species numbers (the book has 1,417 but figures now (2019) are over 1,900) and the where to buy section as I don’t think it has been updated (my copy was printed in 1998).
Professor Julieta Ramos-Elorduy has been studying the use of insects as food in the Mexican countryside at the National Autonomous University in Mexico. During their research, they discovered that over two hundred species were used which is a larger number than any other country.
The one thing Creepy Crawly Cuisine does have is over 60 recipes split into courses Starters, salads, soups, Mains, sauces and desserts. These recipes use a variety of insects ranging from Ants and Crickets to Stink bugs, Black Witches, Giant Water Bug eggs and Dragonflies.