Earthly/Geo/Astro · Human-ities · Social/Politics · Vital-Edible-Health

The Empire Pudding: A geo-economics lesson

From the BBC programme Hairy Bikers’ Best of British, food historian Ivan Day recreates the famous pudding from the 1920s.

Animalia · Science · Vital-Edible-Health

Insect gastronomy and our potential insectivore future

With the world’s economy picking up again we’re being confronted with some pre-crisis trouble areas. High oil prices and rising food prices. With developing countries developing into First World nations their quest for a more varied diet is hiking up prices across the globe. World demand is outstripping world supply. Seeing as a new supply of food sources takes time it might be an idea to start looking for other produce to fill our bellies. And insects might be a good place to start. They’re plentiful and full of nutrients and if presented right you won’t even know you ate them. Mealworm quiche, grasshopper springrolls and cuisine made from other creepy crawlies is the answer to the global food crisis, shrinking land and water resources and climate-changing carbon emissions, Dutch scientist Arnold van Huis says. To attract more insect-eaters, Van Huis and his team of scientists at Wageningen have worked with Rijn IJssel (a local cooking school) to produce a cookbook and suitable recipes.

Text and Images via Totally Cool Pix (REUTERS/Jerry Lampen). Look the full photo essay HERE

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