Tired of Turkey? Eat Bugs Instead!

Top 10 Bug Cookbooks

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Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, there's plenty more to feast on than turkey. If you’re not already one of the more than 2.5 billion entomophagists, there are many good reasons to consider it. Not only are bugs good for you, but they are abundant, sustainable and environmentally green. If you’re brave enough to give it a try, check out one of these top ten bug cookbooks from your local library.

Top 10 Bug Cookbooks

  1. The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet by Arnold van Huis
  2. Bug-A-Licious by Meish Goldish
  3. Spider-Tizers and Other Creepy Treats by Meish Goldish
  4. Baby Bug Dishes by:Meish Goldish
  5. The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, Grasshoppers, Ants, Water Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, and Their Kin by David G. Gordon
  6. Why Not Eat Insects? by Vincent M. Holt
  7. Entertaining With Insects: The Original Guide to Insect Cookery by Ronald L. Taylor
  8. Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects by Julieta Ramos-Elorduy
  9. Les insectes comme aliments de l'homme by Tango Muyay
  10. Bugs on the Menu by Jo Windsor.

For those looking for more traditional Thanksgiving fare . . .


Top 5 Thanksgiving Cookbooks

If you just can't bear to bite into a bug, or if you're not ready to deviate from the traditional Thanksgiving fare, here's a list of the top 5 Thanksgiving cookbooks.

Top 5 Thanksgiving Cookbooks

  1. Thanksgiving 101: celebrate America's favorite holiday with America's Thanksgiving expert by Rick Rodgers
  2. Happy Thanksgiving! by Carol Barkin
  3. Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well by Sam Sifton
  4. The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition by:Diane Morgan
  5. How to Cook a Turkey: And All the Other Trimmings from the editors of Fine Cooking magazine.

This list was generated using WorldCat Cookbook Finder on 10 November 2014. The list order is based on the number of OCLC member libraries that hold a given title.


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