WCVE Public Radio producer Steve Clark says, "Entomology is the scientific study of insects. Entomophagy is the practice of eating them! Broadly, Entomophagy also refers to eating arthropods that are not insects, such as spiders and centipedes. Yummy." Steve and Dr. Art Evans were joined by a special guest to talk about this unusual food fare.
Dr. Art Evans, author and entomologist and David George Gordon, author and entomophagist are old friends. Though a continent apart, they got together recently through the facilities of WCVE Public Radio (Richmond) and KUOW (Seattle) for a conversation about slugs, snails, cockroaches and food. In the weeks ahead on What’s Bugging You, WCVE Public Radio will broadcast excerpts from this conversation. An article from The Wall Street Journal is referenced in the interview, and it can be found here.
David George Gordon is the author of many books including The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane, The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook and The Compleat Cockroach. You’ll find more about him here.
Dr. Art Evans is the author of The National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America and of What’s Bugging You. He is heard on WCVE Public Radio each Tuesday morning at 8:35 in a series of fun and educational interviews with Steve Clark entitled What’s Bugging You.