Edible

An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet
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Author(s): Daniella Martin
Genre: Cooking
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN5491
Released: Feb 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480555396
Narrator/s: Daniella Martin
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Edible offers a fascinating look into the world of entomophagy and how eating bugs may save the planet. Martin takes readers to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement. She argues that bugs have long been an important part of indigenous diets and cuisines around the world, and that insects are an efficient and sustainable food source. Daniella travels to Thailand where the government is subsidizing local farmers to raise crickets, meets with Dutch researchers who have received a $4 million euro grant to study the potential of insects as food, and introduces readers to world class chefs like Jose Andres who are already incorporating bugs into their elegant dishes. She profiles entomophagist pioneers like Monica Martinez, who is launching the first all-bug street food cart. Whether you love or hate them, Edible will radically change the way you think about the global food movement and, perhaps, persuade you that they' re much more than a common pest.

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Professional reviews

"The authorÕs fascination with the idea of welcoming insects to the table is evident in her expressive and well-paced narration. Her audiobook takes an anthropological and historical perspective on entomophagyÑthe eating of insectsÑand explores its practice in modern times as well as its implications for staving off world hunger in the face of climate change and dwindling resources. SheÕs clearly comfortable behind the mic, and her enthusiasm for exploring the many tastes and textures of edible insects is contagious. Overall, Martin argues that entomophagy is key to providing low-fat, high-quality protein to large numbers of people with minimal environmental cost. Fried crickets, anyone? C.B.L. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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