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Eat A Bug! (216-817)
An Interactive Bug Cooking Demonstration with David George Gordon

Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm--3:00pm

Author David George Gordon (Eat A Bug Cook Book) returns in this fun, kid-friendly demonstration.

Check out his interview in June’s Sierra Club magazine where he shares his bug cuisine secrets. Learn the ins and outs of creepy-crawly cooking and actually taste a tarantula.

"My favorite insects are called waxworms. They're little white caterpillars that you can buy as live food at pet stores or as bait at bait and tackle shops," says Gordon.
"We're the weirdos (Americans) because we DON'T eat bugs-- I've read that 80 percent of the world's cultures do engage in entomophagy (that's bug-eating to you)."

What does a tarantula taste like? "Hard to describe what things taste like. But these guys have a chewy exoskeleton (body armor) with lots of white, crab-like meat int heir legs. I like 'em a lot."

Come taste for yourself!

Location: County Fair Building - 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco

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Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $15.00; nonmembers $20.00 
Notes Sat, Aug 17, 1:00pm--3:00pm  
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