Chef Steve with the Aspire Cricket flour

“Cricket Power”

Earlier this month Steve got to serve cricket pancakes to Hal, Kyra, and Jake Trader, family who were in from Charleston, SC.  If you are considering trying insect based products you might want to start with this.   The pancakes look like the pancakes you are used to, they taste  like pancakes you are used to, but there are no disturbing buggy parts visible.  The cricket pancake flour looks like regular pancake flour.  But nuritionally, it is superior. You can order your own cricket flour here: .  Or out check this page which includes some promotional discounts:

Here are some upcoming bug events:

Lindsay Brill invited me to discuss entomophagy 2 PM Sun. Sept. 11, at the Purcellville, VA library.  The public is invited.  Culinary Insects with Entomophagist Steve Bailes

Raleigh NC, BugFest (September) “Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to interact with entomologists and other scientists so you can continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. We also feature Café Insecta, where the brave can sample buggy dishes prepared by local chefs. The best part is, it’s all free! This year’s theme bug: Ants!”                                                                                            11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Phone: 919.733.7450.

6TH ANNUAL Hokie Bug Fest (Facebook) and web. Sat. – Oct. 15, 2016  INN AT VIRGINIA TECH, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA

Happy bug munching.