Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects

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Ten Speed Press, 1998 - Cooking - 191 pages
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The team behind the critically and popularly acclaimed anthropological photoessays MATERIAL WORLD and WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD make their debut on our list with this oddly tantalizing book about a subject that's creeping into prominence: insects as food for people. With the distinctive blend of thoughtful cultural inquiry, intrepid exploration, and sumptuous photography that has earned them worldwide renown, the authors document the practice and history of entomophagy around the globe, discovering that insects are a nutritious, plentiful, and varied food source. From Mexico, where people celebrate the annual Jumile Festival with bug hunts and beauty queens, to China, where whole families make their livings from scorpion ranches, over a dozen bug-eating countries (including the USA!) are profiled in MAN EATING BUGS. Each chapter examines a culture through a stunning array of location photos, interviews with locals, and highlights from the authors' field journals, as well as carefully photographed indigenous recipes. A colorful, beautiful, and intelligent book.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Awards1999 James Beard Award Winner


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User Review  - drachenbraut23 - LibraryThing

Why did I read this? Not because I am interested in eating bugs or insects - but because this topic came up during our groug read of Half of a Yellow Sun and this made me curious. I knew already about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roslyn Ross - Goodreads

This book is what it is. It's a food travel diary with some cool pictures. I enjoyed it. The writing was pretty entertaining, though fairly repetitive. Wish it had tried harder in terms of information ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

PETER MENZEL and FAITH D'ALUISIO are the co-creators of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World. They are also the co-authors of Man Eating Bugs and Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. They live in Napa, California, and are the parents of Josh, Jack, Adam, and Evan.


PETER MENZEL and FAITH D'ALUISIO are the co-creators of the books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World. They are also the co-authors of Man Eating Bugs and Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. They live in Napa, California, and are the parents of Josh, Jack, Adam, and Evan.


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