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The most wholesome source of protein on earth cannot be found in any supermarket in the United States, but it can be found right in your backyard! Insects have been a staple food of almost every indigenous culture, not only because of their delicious flavor but also they provide a more complete protein than soy, meat, or fish and are concentrated sources of calcium, niacin, magnesium, potassium, the B-vitamins, and many other nutrients. As the world heads for food shortages in the next century, insects are the only choice that can meet humanity's growing nutritional needs.
Creepy Crawly Cuisine tells you everything you need to know to make insects part of your diet. It includes an overview of the use of edible insects by indigenous cultures, information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them, and over fifty gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs, that let you take the cooking of insects to dazzling culinary heights. Greet your guests at the door with Stink Bug Paté, then let them nibble on Cricket Croquettes over drinks. Curried Grasshoppers or Agave Worms in White Wine Sauce make perfect entrées and Ant Flan will leave your guests savoring a meal they will never forget. As practical as it is unique, Creepy Crawly Cuisine is the ideal gift for followers of the Diet for a Small Planet, adventurous epicures, and cooks who think they have seen it all.
JULIETA RAMOS-ELORDUY, Ph.D., is one of the world's foremost authorities on edible insects. She has worked extensively with Native American tribes in Mexico and is a professor in the Institute of Biology at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. PETER MENZEL is one of Napa Valley's leading photographers. He is the author of Material World: A global Family Portrait.