17 October 2018 |

Incredible Edible Insect Event set for Oct. 20 in San Antonio

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Edible Insect-fbSource: AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and San Antonio Botanical Garden will

Edible Insect-fbSource: AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and San Antonio Botanical Garden will present the Incredible Edible Insect Event at 10:30 a.m. and again at noon on Oct. 20.

The four-course insect tasting will be held at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place in San Antonio.

“This will be a journey into entomophagy or the eating of insects,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Bexar County. “There will be four chef-demonstrated recipes featuring insect-based ingredients, along with discussions about the sustainability and nutritional value of insects.”

Keck said in addition to small-bite insect-based food sampling, there will be youth activities to include cricket races, painting with cochineal — a red dye derived from insects — and face painting. There also will be educational presentations on edible plant parts, pollinators and insects used to feed animals.

The cost for the four-course sampling is $25 per adult and $10 per child. Youth activities are included in the general admission and are free to San Antonio Botanical Garden members.

 

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For tickets, go to: http://www.sabot.org/incredible-edible-insect-event/

 

 

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