eating

6th Annual Bug Eating Festival

Wednesday, June 05, 2013 by: Marjory Wildcraft
Tags: Bug Eating Festival, insects, survival foods

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Are people in Austin so hungry they are eating bugs?

"Well, it does help if you come to the party having skipped lunch," says Marjory Wildcraft, the host and creator 6th Annual Bug Eating Festival which will be held on Saturday June 29, 2013 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX starting about 7:00 p.m. "Hunger can give you an edge accepting new food".

It's a zany experience, party and potluck where people come together to learn about, and experience, eating insects. Allen Davison is the co-host for the evening. In between grilling up and passing around plates of freshly cooked bugs, Allen offers the lore of edibility, preparing, cooking, and eating insects.

"The kids are usually crowded in the closest," says Wildcraft. "They just jump right in there and try everything. I've been amazed at how many kids confess they've been eating bugs all along. Not surprisingly, the homeschooling community has been regulars at the event since its inception."

After everyone has had their fill of grasshoppers, scorpions, or bug de jour, they kick back and share in a potluck dinner of 'normal' food, she said.

It's also a BYOB&B event - Bring your own bugs and bottle.

"Palatability does improve if you've had a beer or two. Others need more encouragement. I don't think my husband will touch a bug until after about a six-pack," says Wildcraft.

Why on earth would anyone create an event like this? Is it taking the local slogan "Keep Austin Weird" too far?

Marjory Wildcraft regularly appears on radio and television teaching people how to become more food self-reliant and was recently featured as a sustainable living expert on National Geographic's hit series "Doomsday Preppers". She is a leader in the preparedness movement and has been called the "Martha Stewart of self-reliance". Wildcraft is the author of several books, but is best known for her video series "Grow Your Own Groceries". Wildcraft shows people with little or no gardening experience how to turn their backyards into a food producing paradise. She apparently isn't limited to just gardens, small livestock, and backyard food production.

"I knew that insects are eaten all over the world, are rich in minerals, and have those precious omega three fatty acids we all need so badly, but I just never could get myself to eat them," she said.

She was inspired by Davisson who was experimenting with eating insects for their dense nutritional content. Then she struck on an idea of throwing a big party and making it fun. It worked, but Wildcraft still had trouble with the yuck factor when she was alone.
"Every year I ask myself, am I ready to eat bugs all on my own without Allen and a big party?" So far the answer has been no. And apparently it is taking a while, as this is the sixth year for the festival.

?The event is only $5 per adult, and yes, the most interesting residents of Austin will be there. ??To get more information on what bugs to bring, how to catch them, suggestions for the 'normal food' potluck, and other interesting tidbits about the festival go to

http://www.growyourowngroceries.org

This is definitely an event for those interested in:

Deep nutrition

Insects as human food

Wild edibles

Backyard food production

Survival and preparedness

Free food you don't know about

Natural sources of calcium, zinc, and iron

Garden pest control

How to handle the locusts during Apocalypse

"What the heck," says Wildcraft with an exaggerated southern drawl. "Here in Texas we got grasshoppers the size of little chickens, and I figured insects have probably got to be the easiest source of food you'll find in your backyard."

Here is that link again - see you in Austin!

http://www.growyourowngroceries.org


About the author:
Marjory Wildcraft has been called the ?Martha Stewart of Self-Reliance?. She is dedicated to having homegrown food on every table. Marjory is the author several books and is best known for her video set ?Grow Your Own Groceries? which has over 250,000 copies being used world-wide by homesteaders, permaculturists, survivalists, missionary groups and universities because it so quickly teaches people how to become food self-reliant. You can reach Marjory at www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.com.

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.