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"What a marvelous book! I thought I knew a lot about entomophagy around the world, but this book stunned me. In at least one dimension it shatters the Western conception of humankind's relation to the insect world."
-Edward O. Wilson
Curator in Entomology, Harvard University
"Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio have documented people all over the world practicing exactly what I always preach: Eat food that's fresh, local, and in season! We can all learn a lot from this delightful book."
-Alice Waters
Proprietor, Chez Panisse
"It was not until we saw the tarantula the size of a dinner plate that we realized that maybe this entomophagy business was out of control."
-Peter Menzel
Entomophagy, noun [Greek entomon, insect and Gr. phagein, to eat.] the eating of insects.

    Before fast food, farms, or even wild game, insects fed prehistoric hunter-gatherers all over the world. A near taboo in the Western world, entomophagy is still practiced in Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America by millions of people in traditional societies-and by a couple of diehard Western journalists.

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