We are edible insect ambassadors.

 

Our mission is to raise appreciation and awareness for edible insects through delicious, educational, and creative programming.  Our work has been featured on the Smithsonian Channel, New York Times, NPR, Food and Wine, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Forbes, and Gizmodo, as we strive to introduce edible insects as a sustainable source of protein that can be found in your pantry, eaten as a snack, and beautifully plated by chefs. 


 

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Please join us for our debut in Nashville, TN! See the menu, get tickets and more details by CLICKING HERE!


We had a magical time at the Brooklyn Bugs Festival and want to thank each and every one of you for your participation and enthusiasm this year!  We'll be sharing pictures and videos onto our social media and website regularly, and also post reviews from attendees on our blog.  Feel free to get in contact if you'd like to submit your festival experience on our blog.  

Scroll to the bottom to see dates for our upcoming College Tour 2019.

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A very special thank you to our title sponsors who we couldn’t have done this without:

Smithsonian Channel, and Entosense. 

Thanks to our sponsors:  Green Mountain Energy, Entomo Farms, Merci Mercado, Ento Nation, Chirps. 

Thanks to our contributing donors:  Lou Sorkin, Aspire Food Groups / Exo, Barramundi, Flourish Farms, Fresh Origins Microgreens, Seek, Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch. 

A big thanks to our presenters and collaborators:  David George Gordon (The Bug Chef), Dr. Marianne Shockley (UGA Insect Zoo), Lou Sorkin, Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Chef Clare Gordon, Chef Jennifer Dorsey, Marc Sanchez (Ento Nation), David Gracer, Alex Papp, Pamela Mahler, Justin Butner, Nip Rogers (poster illustration). 

Thanks to the Brooklyn Bugs catering team:  Ricardo, Kate, Jessica, Fawzia.  

Special thanks to all the incredible volunteers who helped make this possible, especially: Joy Nemerson (Get Buggie), Katherine Knowles (Entomophagrams) & JaV’on Latimore (En.Tune).


A few final words…


about our magnificent BugsGiving Banquet on November 15th, hosted by Chefs David George Gordon aka The Bug and Chef Joseph Yoon:

As a charitable gathering, BugsGiving raised funds for Farms for Orphans, a nonprofit that works with orphaned children in the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise, sell and consume edible insects in this severely malnourished part of the world.

The generous contributions of BugsGiving attendees and sponsors are enabling Farms for Orphans to build two new edible insect farms in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DRC.

We look forward to the NEXT BugsGiving Banquet, on Thursday, November 21st, 2019. We hope to see you there!


R E C E N T P R E S S


 Thanks to THE WEEK for the honest and thorough review—we love that the writer is open to eating edible insects as a vegetarian, and think that many vegetarians will be incorporating them into their future diets!

Thanks to THE WEEK for the honest and thorough review—we love that the writer is open to eating edible insects as a vegetarian, and think that many vegetarians will be incorporating them into their future diets!

  Thanks to Atlas Obscura for this wonderful piece on BugsGiving hosted by David George Gordon and Joseph Yoon. Read on to see what they thought about all the ento-cuisine we used to replace the traditional, colonial theme of Thanksgiving.


Thanks to Atlas Obscura for this wonderful piece on BugsGiving hosted by David George Gordon and Joseph Yoon. Read on to see what they thought about all the ento-cuisine we used to replace the traditional, colonial theme of Thanksgiving.

BUILD Brunch: November 28th, Joseph Yoon Joins The Table


Oct 11th - Did you see us on Live with Kelly and Ryan?

Oct 23rd - Super fun Inside Edition Video

Oct 18th - Wonderful piece in Good Day NY

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Bug Bites

Chef Joseph Yoon was featured on two episodes of Smithsonian Channel’s #BugBites

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Forbes

This is one of the favorite pieces we’ve read that covers our narrative and point of view.

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New York Times Style Magazine

We were honored to be selected among three chefs globally to share a recipe featuring #edibleinsects in the New York Times Style Magazine.

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Atlantic Journal constitution

A wonderful piece that covers our involvement at the Eating Insects Athens Conference.


BROOKLYN BUGS 2019 TOUR SCHEDULE


- February - 

University of Montana, MT 

Charleston, SC (available 26th-28th)

- March - 

San Diego State University, CA 

University of Georgia, GA 

- April - 

Purdue University, IN 

University of Wisconsin, WI 

- May - 

Napa Valley, San Francisco, CA 

Los Angeles, CA 

- June - 

Mississippi State University, MI 

New Orleans, LA (available for inquiries) 


WE POST ON INSTAGRAM ALL THE TIME!!! @BROOKLYNBUGS