It’s been a really great month for entomophagy (bug eating)! Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug headlined a big special edition of the San Francisco Weekly that was also picked up by NPR. I really liked this quote from the star-studded array of insect foodies that were interviewed:
“You have to scratch your head, from a logical perspective,” says Zack Lemann, chief entomologist at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans. “Why do we eat shrimp and crawfish but not their brethren on land?”
Exactly! I still think Dave’s name of Land Shrimp was a great re-branding of bug food.
I liked this video profile of Monica Martinez, the woman behind the Don Bugito food cart in San Francisco. Her comparison of current attitudes about eating insects to western attitudes about sushi 10 years ago is a good one. I think she’s missed a major marketing comparison, though–eating bugs is the ULTIMATE paleo diet!
BTW, you can find the plans for the Wurm-Haus here.