Foodie PR firms have been insisting for a few years now that eating insects is seconds away from being the hottest new trend. I breathe a sigh of relief as it gets to the end of each year and I’ve not been required to eat ants on a stick so as not to seem unadventurous. However, I know that day will come. Slowly (very slowly) but surely, the eating of bugs is creeping into UK consciousness, and before long it won’t sound so out of the ordinary at all.
This book (published by Ebury, RRP £9.99) is a lovely little taste of what’s to come. I read it with great interest – and, I have to admit, some disgust – as Stefan Gates reassured me that eating insects is something most of us do already without realising and that really, they’re quite tasty if you prepare them the right way.
I definitely recommend this read to children (the yuck factor is too high to pass up) and culinary adventurers alike. Win a copy by clicking the link below.