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 help explain why the United Nations endorses edible insects to address the issues of food scarcity and sustainability.

We strive to introduce edible insects and normalize them in America as a sustainable source of protein that can be found in your pantry, eaten as a snack, and beautifully plated by chefs. 

We recently completed our Spring College Tour and are currently booking for the Fall/Winter of 2019/20. Please contact us if you’re interested in receiving more information.

 

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Thu, June 27th

Can you eat your way through a once-in-a-lifetime menu without bugging out? Join us for an interactive and engaging evening curated by Brooklyn Bugs to challenge your perception of insects featuring over eight delicious courses of insect hors d’oeuvres!

The evening will include interactive stations featuring Louis Sorkin’s Insect Petting Zoo, Insect Art with Barrett Klein, Instagram Photo Booth with @thehungryskipper, Original Music by Hprizm (from Anti-Pop Consortium), Burroughs Bees mobile bee hive, and much more! Participants must be age 21 or older.

Sat, June 29th

“How to Convince Your Parents to Eat Insects” - Chef Joseph Yoon recently completed a National College Tour sharing his work with edible insects for both colleges and national television shows. Join us as he shares why it is so fun and delicious for children to engage and trying eating insects with him. Samples provided before and after the event.

Free with Admission to NYSCI

Did you see this video from the World Economic Forum featuring Chef Joseph Yoon?

Live with Kelly and Ryan

We couldn’t think of a better way to spend April Fool’s Day than by returning to Live with Kelly and Ryan! Please tune in and join us at 9am on ABC for our segment:

“Fooling Around with Bugs”


We are honored that James Beard Winning food.curated. shared our story in our favorite video feature ever! This video not only shares our mission and highlights our food, but also shows the colorful personality of our Executive Director and Chef Joseph Yoon. You can visit food.curated’s website to read more about this piece by clicking here! This will be airing on NYCTV on April 4th. Please enjoy and share!


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College tour 2019

Our college tour has been incredibly rewarding, and it’s truly been an amazing experience. We’re grateful to share our work, engage with the students, pose challenges, tour their laboratories, and explore funding opportunities to continue our research together.

Scroll below to see slide shows from the schools we’ve already had the privilege to visit this year. More updates soon!

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TOUR DATES

Feb 8th-15th - Montana State University, MT

Mar 5th-10th - San Diego State University, CA

Apr 3rd-8th - Purdue University, IN

Apr 8th-10th Ann Arbor, MI

Apr 13th - American Museum of Natural History’s Earth Fest, NYC

TOUR DATES

Apr 16th-19th - Tufts University, MA

Apr 24th-28th - University of Wisconsin at Madison

May 18th-19th - Natural History Museum of LA, CA

May 20th-22nd - Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, CA

May 23rd-27th - San Francisco, Los Angeles


February 8th-15th

Montana State University Residency

March 6th - 10th

San Diego State University Grant

S E L E C T P R E S S

(Click HERE for Press Page)

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.


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