Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food. The majority of the world does this with little hesitation, but, in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and various other British Commonwealth countries, it's a little bit more unusual due to our earlier cultural aversions.

Lately, though, there's been new interest in the eating of bugs, so much so that the trend has often been cited as the new sushi. Back in the early 1980s, very few people ate raw fish, but, now, just about everybody does it. Someday, the same will be true for bugs.

This isn't even that big of a stretch when you consider that bugs are arthropods and thus very closely related to shrimp, crab, crawfish, and lobster, all of which are essentially bugs of the ocean and rivers. Further, consider the fact that honey is partially-digested nectar after it was vomited by bees. Thus, when you think about it, you've been an entomophagist for most of your life already.

Finally, since insects are extremely healthy and they may help solve our global food crisis, entomophagy was recently sanctioned by the United Nations. After you consider all of this, the next question becomes where to sample these tasty food sources, hence the restaurant listings and other resources below....
My name is Scott Trimble and I am an award-winning location scout on Hollywood movies like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Transformers: The Last Knight, Star Trek Into Darkness, and The Avengers, and a producer on She's In Portland, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, Manson Family Vacation, and Beside Her. I am originally from San Francisco, I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology, and I live in Los Angeles, California, with my wife, opera singer Mindi Trimble (formerly Melinda Ehrlich).

My earliest experience in entomophagy was an earthworm quiche at a U.C. Davis Bug Fair in 1993 or 1994 (and, more recently, a mezcal tequila worm in June 2008), but it wasn't until April 2012 when I was location managing Gymkhana 5 in San Francisco that I truly got into it via inspiration from Daniella Martin and Monica Martinez. I've been continuously seeking out new bug experiences ever since! I've also been interviewed about entomophagy on PBS, CBS, and more. I've eaten over 30 species of insects and arthropods.

Contact me with any questions, but note that the data on this website is currently a little bit out of date (and I've recently decided I will likely sell the entomophagy.com domain to a better home).
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On 26 August 2016, YouTubers Ari Fitz and Amber's Closet attended a bug dinner in Simi Valley, California. You may catch a few glimpses of me in their videos! The dinner was hosted by Aly Moore of Bugible and Kevin Bachhuber of Big Cricket Farms, and it was attended by 18 people, including various other entomophagists and videographers.

Hey, that's me! This CBS News report by Danielle Nottingham included interviews with myself, Scott Trimble, of Entomophagy dotcom, and with Elliot Mermel of Coalo Valley Farms.

Lucy Hale of "Pretty Little Liars" and "Scream 4" eats larvae and grasshoppers on "Live! with Kelly & Michael". This was great. Let's get more celebrities to do this kind of thing since it can quickly publicize that insects don't taste bad.

This popular TED-Ed video addresses the benefits of entomophagy. Entitled Should We Eat Bugs?, its description states: What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! Although less common outside the tropics, entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs, was once extremely widespread throughout cultures. You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day (Mmm, fried tarantulas). They also hold promise for food security and the environment. Emma Bryce makes a compelling case for dining on bugs.

Even Disney's The Lion King advocates entomophagy! Of course, when humans do this kind of thing, we generally cook the bugs.


by Daniella Martin

The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook
by David George Gordon
Survival Guide to Edible Insects, by Fred Damara
Cooking with Cicadas, by R. Scott Frothingham
Let's Eat Bugs!, by MK Grassi
Why Not Eat Insects?, by Vincent Holt
Eating Insects. Eating Insects as Food., by Elliott Lang
Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects, by Peter Menzel
Bugs Appetit, by Chad Peterson
Cooking With Crickets, by Chad Peterson
Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects, by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy
The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet, by Arnold van Huis, et al
BIZARRE FOODS  /  Andrew Zimmern  /  travelchannel.com  /  twitter @andrewzimmern
THE BUG CHEF  /  David George Gordon  /  davidgeorgegordon.com  /  twitter @thebugchef
BUGIBLE  /  Aly Moore  /  bugible.com  /  twitter @Bugible
EAT YUMMY BUGS  /  Rachael Young  /  eatyummybugs.com  /  twitter @EatYummyBugs
ENTOMOPHAGY.COM  /  Scott Trimble  /  entomophagy.com  /  twitter @stst415
GIRL MEETS BUG  /  Daniella Martin  /  girlmeetsbug.com  /  twitter @GirlMeetsBug
LITTLE HERDS  /  Robert Nathan Allen  /  littleherds.org  /  twitter @LittleHerds
SMALL STOCK FOODS  /  Dave Gracer  /  smallstockfoods.com  /  twitter @TheDaveGuy
WORLD ENTO  /  Harman Johar  /  worldento.com  /  twitter @WorldEnto

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