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The Art & Science of Cooking with Insects

  • Manuel's Tavern 602 North Highland Ave NE Atlanta GA 30307 (map)

Americans love to chow down on lobster and shrimp, but in other parts of the world, people dine on these arthropod's land-based cousins as well. Insects are delicious and nutritious staples, yet an outdated taboo makes us get all squirmy at the thought of it. With 2,000 flavors and textures to play with, cooking with insects can be as fun as it is beneficial to local and global health. Curious about broadening your palette? Join us for a public conversation and optional sampling of traditional delicacies as bug breeder Chelsea Thomas and comic artist Blue Delliquanti discuss raising insects for the table and writing a graphic novel about love in the time of grasshopper tacos.

AIR Serenbe, the artist in residence program in Chattahoochee Hills, GA, invests in artists of all disciplines through their Focus Fellowship and Project Residency initiatives. We are thrilled to be partnering with Atlanta Science Festival this year on a special Project Residency that explores the worlds of insect cuisine, comics, and beyond. 

Free and open to the public.

More info at Atlanta Science Festival.