The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants, invasive and feral species, and bugs are all food for thought. Learn about the nutritional value of various plant and animal species; visit a cricket farm; try a recipe for dandelion pancakes, kudzu salsa, or pickled purslane; and discover more about climate change, sustainability, green agriculture, indigenous foods, farm-to-table restaurants, and how to be an eco-friendly producer, consumer, and chef. Meet average folks and experts in the field who will help you stretch your culinary imagination!
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Christy Mihaly writes nonfiction books for kids, about topics including moose, redwoods, fashion, and math. She also writes articles, stories, and poetry, and blogs about children's literature. She writes in Vermont, under the supervision of her dog and cat.
Sue Heavenrich writes about science and environmental issues and is passionate about insects. She has followed ants in the Arizona desert, tagged bumblebees in the Rocky Mountains, and tallied insects on Cocos Island, Costa Rica. When not writing, she collects data for researchers as a citizen scientist. Heavenrich lives in Upstate New York with her family and an organic garden full of edible weeds and bugs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Food Outside Your Front Door 8
Chapter 2 Put Some Wild in Your Salad 20
Chapter 3 Eat the Pushy Invasive Plants 30
Chapter 4 Exotic Pests Can Be Delicious 40
Chapter 5 Expand Your Aquatic Menu 48
Chapter 6 Land Invaders on Your Plate 64
Chapter 7 Buss For Lunch 72
Chapter 8 Crickets are the Gateway Bug 82
Chapter 9 Rustle Up Some Grubs 92
Chapter 10 Eating on the Wild Side 98
Grow Your Own Grubs 106
Fine Dining For Entomophagists 109
Metric Conversions 112
Source Notes 114
Selected Bibliography 118
Further Information 120