Insectes Comestibles: The Book
Do you want to find out more about the fascinating world of the entomophagy? Would you like to find delicious recipes that would allow you to prepare the insects in different ways? You are going to find all the answers to your questions and many more, inside this amazing book that will make you discover the fascinating world of edible insects.
Extract from the 4th cover:
“Insects have a bad reputation: they sting, they bite, they swarm... The mere thought of eating them is awful, not to mention the idea of consuming them as medicine! However, they are quite popular in some countries of Africa and Central America and they are giving us great benefits, in both culinary and nutritional areas. So stop judging and let yourself be guided by a book which wants nothing more thant to foster a better understanding of entomophagy, to know what are edible insects, to recognize them, to enjoy them and even to love them. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about bees, dragonflies, grasshoppers, scorpions or aphids, because you are still going to be amazed by their lovely histories and maybe you are going to end up learning how to become a real cricket hunter! This book comes with beautiful reproductions and a full recipe booklet. Spaghetti with crickets or quiches with maggots, just for you! Go ahead and have a little worm for the road!”
Rich in illustrations, this book also contains lots of delicious and easy to make recipes.
Insectes Comestibles (edible insects) Book
Edible insects do exist. They can be found in every corner of the world. Consuming them is even a common thing in some countries. Books have been written on the subject in order to better illustrate different recipes from all over the world: Western food as well as Asian food (for example: Thai or Hindu cuisines). Nowadays, Asian food is very successful indeed. Lots of people from our countries love Chinese food. As for Japanese, it is known for its original recipes made with raw or cooked fish as well as wild fruits and petals.
This "edible insects book" is very interesting as it gives you new and fun information about insects’ life. You will discover a lot of interestinf things about these seemingly unremarkable small animals which will surprise you: their habits, their social life, their reproduction, as well as their interdependence in the food chain are quite astounding facts.
How to overcome this repulsion?
Western culture has instilled in us a kind of repulsion against insects. That’s why eating them seems so unusual for us, as Europeans. As for using them as treatment or drugs, we haven't begun to consider the idea. However, our ancestors were able to do just that as they were eating insects all the time. They knew what their benefits and healing properties were, so why not us ?
The goal of this book, written in French by S. Much, is to make you discover what are insects truly all abouts. And the writer chose to illustrate them in a different light, not as swarming and crawling insects but as a key factor in the chain food in the form of what is known as edible insects. And he does so in a very interesting manner, in order to make them appear more appealing.
In the societies where consumption of insects as food is a daily habit, the idea isn’t considered to be disgusting, quite the contrary. Now the question is: why French people, for example, are not shocked when it comes to eating snails? Because eating snails is already something they are used to and is considered to be a delicacy for them. Given this fact, why wouldn’t we try to accept insects as food?
An inspiring book
The “Insectes Comestibles” book is going to teach us how to perceive insects as delicacies. Besides being edible, insects contain a lot of nutrients including minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, etc., not to mention their higher rate of proteins. Insects are rich in trace elements, without risking high cholesterol levels unlike what you would get with traditional animal meat.
A futuristic way of eating
Have you ever thought about how it will be like when the planet gets overpopulated?
Due to many factors, our eating habits really have to change. The cost of production for meat we eat every day is very high, and besides that, the rate of modern diseases caused by this same traditionnal meat is on the increase. Also, think about the problems caused by extra fat food and obesity.
When consuming insects, you don’t have to worry anymore about these things! The World Food Programme is even seriously thinking about adding edible insects into our everyday nutrition. The WFP encourages sellers and producers to begin harvesting them on an industrial scale. Already, they are working to implement this new eating habits in several countries that are dealing with starvation. A very smooth solution to a problem that kills millions each years.
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From all of the many original products that can be found in our shop, this book about edible insects is one of our best. With its help, you will be able to familiarize yourself with these small creatures, called insects, and discover new ways to save the planets.