Have a hankerin' for some insect-based cuisine, but low on awesome recipes? Well, you're in luck, because we've got a list of a whole bunch of entomophagy cookbooks! Check 'em out:

Paper Cookbooks

Insects. They’re what’s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can.In this rollicking excursion into the world of edible insects, Martin takes us to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement and shows us how insects just might be the key to solving world hunger. Along the way, we sample moth larvae tacos at the Don Bugito food cart in San Francisco, travel to Copenhagen to meet the experimental tasters at Noma’s Nordic Food Lab, gawk at the insects stocked in the frozen food aisle at Thailand’s Costco, and even crash an underground bug-eating club in Tokyo.


For many Americans, eating a lowly insect is something you’d only do on a dare. But with naturalist and noted bug chef David George Gordon, bug-eating is fun, exciting, and downright delicious!Now you can impress, enlighten, and entertain your family and friends with Gordon’s one-of-a-kind recipes. Spice things up at the next neighborhood potluck with a big bowl of Orthopteran Orzo—pasta salad with a cricket-y twist. Conquer your fear of spiders with a Deep-Fried Tarantula. And for dessert, why not try a White Chocolate and Wax Worm Cookie? (They’re so tasty, the kids will be begging for seconds!)

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. They provide consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for culinary use, with recipes simple enough to make at home yet boasting the international flair of the world’s most chic dishes. “Invite politicians to dinner and let them tell the world how delicious it is. . . . They will proudly go around and say, ‘I ate crickets, I ate locusts, and they were delicious.’”—Kofi Annan The Insect Cookbook features delicious recipes and interviews with top chefs, insect farmers, political figures, and nutrition experts, including chef René Redzepi, whose establishment was elected three times as “best restaurant of the world”; Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations; and Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug. The book contains all you need to know about cooking with insects, where to buy them, which ones are edible, and how to store and prepare them at home and in commercial spaces.
This book by the founders of Grub - a company which sells and promotes edible insects - features 55 accessible recipes using a variety of bugs, from grasshoppers to mealworms. It takes its inspiration from cuisines around the word to present a range of small plates, meals, desserts and even cocktails using whole and ground insects. It explores where edible insects come from, how they're farmed and how to grill, pruree, grind and bake them.

An introduction to the world of edible insects, complete with recipes and color photographs.

Includes an historical look at the use of edible insects in indigenous cultures.

Provides information on where to obtain insects and how to store and prepare them.

Includes over 60 gourmet recipes, complete with stunning color photographs.

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.
Introduces bug-eating animals such as worms, grubs, maggots, ant eggs, and larvae, including a map showing the countries where bug dishes are eaten.
There are some 1,462 recorded species of edible insects eaten by more than 3,000 ethnic groups. Survival Guide to Edible Insects catalogs only those that are easy to identify and have a long record of human consumption, including cicadas, worms, locusts, scarabs, and ants. In this unique guide, the author, Fred Demara—who instructed readers on what plants to nibble on in Eating on the Run —shares tips for identifying safe insects, locating their habitats, harvesting them in numbers, and preparing them properly to make them safe and tasty to eat while on the move. Find the idea of eating insects hard to swallow? Get over it. To sustain life, if you don't have the food you love, then you'd better learn to love the food you have.
A Guide to the 37 Most Weird Foods Waiting To Surprise You In Thailand From Ant Eggs…To Water Bugs Every visitor to Thailand is interested in the country’s ubiquitous bug carts. Those cute two wheel trolleys pushed along the night streets by smiling vendors selling – well, selling bugs. Their usual menu runs the gamut from grasshoppers to scorpions. But bugs as a gourmet treat are only the most obvious of the many food challenges awaiting unwary visitors. Other surprising ingredients range from dancing shrimp to rats. Even apparently harmless dishes, like a soup, a salad or a glass of water, can be dangerous for the unsuspecting. Surviving Thai Cuisine will guide you past most of the main culinary minefields. At the same time, it also offers an introduction to Thai food generally and to many other aspects of Thai culture.

Welcome to the first edition of our new recipe book titled, “All Cricket, No BULL…” from This book was inspired by our desire to bring some of our favorite family recipes to your kitchen using a sustainable and environmentally-friendly source of protein and nutrition: Cricket Flour.The inspiration behind these recipes is to deliver delicious recipes that inspire your taste buds and motivate you to try incorporating cricket flour into some of your favorite meals. This first release contains just a few of the recipes and creations we have worked on. While we are creating more recipes each week, we want to share some of our newest recipes with our customers and readers. With recipes such as our Bacon Infused Cheese Muffins, Topical Tropical Protein Shake, Balsamic Fig Dressing, Spicy Baked Peppers, and Hazelnut Liquor Cake, we know you are going to love trying some of these amazing creations.

Digital Cookbooks

Tried, Tested and SO GOOD!These recipes have all been tried out by us and we LOVE each and every one of them. So go get adventurous and eat some delicious bugs!

Bugs Appetit is an entomophagy cookbook. Entomophagy is the art and practice of eating insects as food. The book contains 25 tasty recipes, guaranteed to please. Eating insects is becoming more main stream, but entomophagists find it hard to find new and exciting recipes for preparing the tasty bugs. This book is intended for the those already eating insects and seeking new and exciting recipes. It is also for those who love culinary arts and are seeking new ways to tantalize their taste buds.
With updated information about insect recipes and resources, catching, raising or buying edible insects; this new edition of Let's Eat Bugs is a very handy resource for anyone interested in learning about eating insects.

Everything you need to know about eating insects and more.

This book is a must have for anybody passionate about eating or breeding insects.
The author, Elliott Lang tried eating insects for the first time on holiday in Thailand and loved them. He couldn’t find any good book about it and decided to write a book himself and so started to explore the world of eating insects.
Edible insects and bugs, insect breeding, most popular insects to eat, cooking ideas, restaurants who serve insects and where to buy insects all covered. Including which insects are most popular to eat and tips on preparing insects for cooking with some yummy recipes.

The book is written in an easy to read and understandable style.

This is a wonderful book on mealworm recipes that tells you how to cook them and gives great, easy, cheap, food storage ideas and recipes. This is number 2 in the Zombie World series, with more to come, like Sourdough culture to breads. Homemade dog food, Raising rats for protein, Doomsday chickens and more.
Insects as a food source. This book is intended to educate the reader on some commonly eaten insects worldwide, you will also find some tasty recipes.
Cooking with Cicadas is a great, light-hearted gift item ... and beyond the novelty aspect, this fun cook book includes legitimate recipes for those adventurous souls who want to include "less than typical" ingredient in their diet.

I`m asking you: Why not eating insects? Yes, if you think about it, it`s little bit disgusting. On the other hand: There are many people in all parts of the world who use to eat insects and even spiders and they all like it.


There are normal markets in different countries where you can taste grilled bugs and the people love this taste.

Some say that it is even healthier that normal meat.
So follow me to this new path of nutrition. You are not alone.
I promise!

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