The Gateway Bug screening at ACFF (w/ special tasting) was Oct. 14 and 21 at Shepherd University, at the Frank Center.
Terry Lynn was assistant bug chef on the 14th. My rock band, Rain Crow, was originally scheduled to play at the Grassy Lick Autumn Festival from noon until 3. Even taking a shorter break than scheduled, Terry Lynn (with help from Tobi Moriarty) just got the bug dishes set out before the hungry audience came out– ready to check out entomaphagy. Check out chef Terry Lynn above wearing the Lithic shirt. Steve is wearing the Exo Protein shirt. We were live (as opposed to dead) in a video of the Oct. 14 event: https://www.facebook.com/thegatewaybug/videos/819586141523905/
My grand daughter, Piper, wants to be a baker/chef. She agreed to assist me at the 2nd event: The Gateway Bug screening at ACFF (w/ special tasting) on Oct. 21. Maybe she’ll attend Terry Lynn’s alma mater,at Shepherd University, for her business degree.
I was really pleased by the positive reception. And it didn’t seem to be about the “Fear Factor” element. Most of the movie goers were interested in the nutritional value, the sustainability, the benefit for our planet– and of course– the taste. People seemed surprised by the wide range of flavors you can experience eating bugs.
Thanks, Hotlix Candy, Entomo Farms – The Future of Food, Cricket Candy and The Bug Bistro, Exo Protein, Lithic, Hopn Bakery, Bugeater Foods,Jurassic Snacks Inc. and AaronPauling.com Your Source for Feeder Roaches and more, Chloe’s Treats, Aspire Food Group, Aketta Rainbow Mealworms, Chapul, Incredible Foods Even treats for dogs: EntoBento. Your treats were quite a hit.
Here’s a USA Today video from Sept. event– Brooklyn Bugs.