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How Austin, Texas is changing the way we eat bugs, for a good reason.

Robert Nathan Allen

If a stranger on the street asked you to eat a bug, would you? Would you look around for the TV cameras, or just avoid eye contact and ignore them? We're having success in Austin incorporating bugs into familiar and disarming foods, like a simple chocolate chip cookie. When people know that bugs are healthy and sustainable, and ground into a flour, it's not impossible to convince them to try one bite. That's all we ask from you; one bite, and see if you're convinced. Over 3500 served to date!

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  • Tom Maybrier

    Well, I would totally eat these. I'm not sure I'd ever go to the trouble of learning to cook with insects but I'll eat almost anything.

    • Robert Nathan Allen

      That's the beauty Tom; they're easy to cook with, even for a novice like me that has trouble beyond scrambled eggs. You can substitute the flour into baking recipes where everything is dictated for you, or take whole mealworms and just fry with butter and garlic salt for homemade bacon bits.

      We're working on getting them at a restaurant near you, so stay tuned! I prefer to let the chefs do the cooking anyways :)