Fine Dining– with Bugs

 In February we held a Bug Banquet benefit dinner for the Food Pantry at the  Capon Bridge Community Center, in Capon Bridge, WV.  We served a bunch of bug based dishes.  (Check the menu below.)  About 30 folks, a really fun crowd, donated $513.00 to the Capon Bridge Food Pantry. The Maurers, photographer and reporter for the Hampshire Review. were in attendance.  I appreciated the note of encouragement from Chef PV.  (Why don’t you check out his Buggin’ Out episodes.)
 The food pantry struggles to meet the needs of hungry families in our community. (1st purpose for the banquet.)
A 2nd purpose of this banquet is to enlarge the awareness of insects as an alternative food source.
Future CEO's of Bug Co.?Terry Lynn's Bug Brownies (From Kim)

Two Young’uns (future CEO’s of Bug Co.?) enjoying Terry Lynn’s Bug Brownies (From Kim)

Menu      

Pre dinner samples:  Exo, and Jurassic, and Lithic Nutrition protein bars.. Chips and  Salsa w/ Livinfarms.com mealworms  and Bug Bistro and Aspire crickets

HOTLIX  snacks,

N-sects-y sushi (cooked mealworms in sushi rice rolls) Bug-itos –burritos with rice or Bug Eater Foods brown cricket rice , Rainbow Mealworm  and Seginus Farms mealworms, and cockroach nymps from AaronPauling.com , beans, tomato, cheese, lettuce and IncredibleFoods Sal de Cricket (salt, cricket and chili Crik-cakes (cricket pancakes) w/ Aspire and Jurassic,cricket flours Pepperoni  rolls made with Aspire  snack Cricket Power Powder. Brownies made with Jurassic snacks Cricket Power Powder. Bug Eater Foods Jump Cricket Protein shakes Doggy bag (for the dog– really) : Chloe’s TreatsHopn Bakery criskets and Entobento (dog biscuits)

Program  “Let Them Eat Bugs” 45 min. entomophagy slideshow

This  webpage lists producers of insect based products.  Many of the attendees asked where they could purchase their own.

Here are some comments and photos from the Bug Banquet:  From Doug, Naomi, Kim, and Chels.

N-sectsy-sushi, bug-itos and cricket flour rolls  (From Naomi)

Young entomologist gave thumbs up to many dishes-- but she  wasn't impressed with the mealworm salad topping.  (From Naomi)

Terry Lynn's pepperoni rolls 2/ cricket flour.  (From Naomi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (from Chels)

 

You can get your own Buggy T-shirt from Exo  (from Chels)

 

Salad  (from Chels)

 

Some bug products  (from Chels)

 

N-sectsy-sushi  (from Chels)

 

Bug appetit!  (from Chels)

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Bug-itos and N-sectsy-suchi (from Chels)

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