Why Edible Insects?
We are on the precipice of taking a giant leap into the future of food and thrilled to explore the gastronomical, sustainable, and ecologically friendly aspects of entomophagy.
While many cultures around the world have been dining on insects as a part of their diet, the Western world has carried a stigma that has discouraged this practice.
As environmental concerns rise, we’re finding convincing evidence that eating insects can provide a viable, nutritious, and sustainable source of food.
Our goal is to shine a light on these numerous benefits, shift the perspective and open the conversation; turn this from weird and gross, to normal and delicious. We are doing this in fun and festive fashion, rooted in academia, but with the Brooklyn edge.
About Executive Director, Chef Joseph Yoon
Joseph Yoon is
the chef/owner of Yummy Eats and Dinner Echo, and the Executive Director of Brooklyn Bugs. Brooklyn Bugs began as a three day festival in Brooklyn, New York celebrating edible insects, and within a year has grown into a phenomenon featured in many notable media outlets including the New York Times, NPR, and Gizmodo.
Brooklyn Bugs will...
Brooklyn Bugs will soon release a line of edible insect products, and will continue to produce events to raise the awareness of edible insects. Joseph views his participation in this global food movement as an extension of his commitment to his community, and volunteers his time and resources with both Brooklyn Bugs and Yummy Eats. Joseph currently lives in Brooklyn with his amazing rescue dog Hazel.