Edible insects go gourmet for world’s largest gathering of explorers

Every year for over a century, The Explorers Club hosts an awards dinner to honor the foremost explorers of our time. Last year, Elon Musk was among the honorees, this year, Neil deGrasse Tyson will win the top honor.

This year, the menu at the awards dinner will also require some adventurousness. The club tapped “Bug Chef” David George Gordon to create a menu that will not only be unusual, but also highlight the sustainable and traditional aspects of eating insects. Insects have been widely discussed as a more efficient form of protein, and have been offered as a solution to food security in a world with a growing population.

A preview tasting was held last night, giving myself and other members of the press time to speak with Gordon and eat some insects. I’ve tried cookies and protein bars made with cricket flour, but Gordon’s dishes deliberately don’t disguise the bug.

 

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