Man Eating Bugs

Man Eating Bugs

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by Peter Menzel
     
 

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

The Christian Science Monitor
A husband and wife team checks out and dares to sample insect cuisine in 13 countries, including roasted grubs (Australia), stir-fried dragonflies (Indonesia), and live termites (Botswana). Color photos, text, and - yes - recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580080514
Publisher:
Random House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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