With fewer Americans totally grossed out by the idea of eating bugs, entrepreneurs are starting companies to put a cricket in every pot. Here, a few examples of bug cuisine:

David George Gordon is a chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.

With fewer Americans totally grossed out by the idea of eating bugs, entrepreneurs are starting companies to put a cricket in every pot. Here, a few examples of bug cuisine:

David George Gordon is a chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.

What's for Dinner? Bugs

Delicious Insects
Delicious Insects

With fewer Americans totally grossed out by the idea of eating bugs, entrepreneurs are starting companies to put a cricket in every pot. Here, a few examples of bug cuisine:

David George Gordon is a chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.

Silkworm Pupae
Silkworm Pupae

The Beer Nut of bugs: salt, crunch, and a soft, cornmeal-like middle

Pairing: Pilsner

Crickets
Crickets

Crick-Ettes brand comes in Salt ’n’ Vinegar, Bacon & Cheese, and Sour Cream & Onion

Pairing: Stout

Waterbug Papaya Salad
Waterbug Papaya Salad

A salty, watermelon Jolly Rancher flavor, with a fishy finish

Pairing: Prosecco

Bug Bite Cookies
Bug Bite Cookies

Sugar and chocolate with a satisfying crunch of exoskeleton

Pairing: Milk

Cockroach Canapés
Cockroach Canapés

Hor d’oeuvres: oven-baked American cockroaches, guacamole and, of course, Ritz Crackers for a crunchy, slightly musty aftertaste

Pairing: Rotari brut or other sparkling white wine

Scorpion Scaloppini
Scorpion Scaloppini

Desert hairy scorpions dredged in cornmeal and pan-fried; the white meat on the tail resembles crab

Pairing: a crisp Chardonnay

Sheesh! Kabobs
Sheesh! Kabobs

Marinated grasshoppers, skewered and grilled

Pairing: a robust red or Sangria

Fried Green Tomato Hornworm
Fried Green Tomato Hornworm

Lightly sautéed caterpillars, served atop breaded and fried green tomatoes; taste like chopped parsley

Pairing: a light beer, preferably a pilsner

Orthopteran Orzo
Orthopteran Orzo

Sautéed cricket nymphs and orzo pasta crickets have a mild shrimp-like flavor

Pairing: Semillon blanc