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Published On: Thu, Oct 24th, 2013

‘Bug Chef’ David George Gordon makes spider and scorpion tasty, just in time for Halloween

The world-famous “Bug Chef,” David George Gordon, was recently in Seattle to promote his book: “The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook” and to demonstrate how tasty tarantulas and scorpions can be. 

thebugchef David George Gordon“I kept finding articles in science journals about other cultures where people eat insects,” Gordon said. “The light bulb went off in my head, and (it) was the time to do a cookbook.”

The cookbook, which has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, features “33 ways to cook grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders, centipedes, and their kin.”

“When I cook with bugs, I like to be sure that you can taste the ingredients … the bugs themselves,” Gordon said. “So I’m going to season everything a little less so people can go ‘oh, yeah, that’s what a scorpion tastes like.’ ”

Recipes are on his website for “Sheesh! Kabobs” using locusts or “Scorpion Scaloppine” so you can experiment even without the book.

As a bug chef, Gordon has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University and Singapore’s Food Fest. He’s also showcased his bug-based cuisine at elementary, middle and high schools in 32 states and three foreign countries.

“Of all the different dishes I make, I think the tarantula is actually the tastiest,” Gordon said

Check out the ‘Bug Chef” on Facebook here

 

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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