Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet – Daniella Martin

Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet

An entertaining mix of personal stories, history, how-to-guides, recipes, manifesto and much more. The book reads as a personal notebook with open-minded musings and an optimistic – but realistic – outlook on the challenges we face.

Daniella travels through Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Denmark, the United States & many other countries. She shares her adventures, experiences, conversations and anecdotes while she visits various experts.

The descriptions of the food are mouth-watering. I never thought that tarantulas – with their “smoky lobster taste” – would make me salivate. The how-to guides on insect farming inspired me to try it myself.

All in all, a very energetic, honest and inspiring read. An ideal book to enter the world of entomophagy.

Or in the words of Marcel Dicke :

“Daniella Martin’s contagious ‘entosiasm’ for eating insects makes you rush to join the insect-eating movement that people in the Western world left aside by mistake in the past.” — Marcel Dicke, professor of entomology at Wageningen University, The Netherlands