Monday, October 13, 2008

This is The Colbert Report

Guest David Gracer, entomological gastronomist and founder of Sunrise Land Shrimp. David Gracer cooks up a delicious plate of insects and invites Stephen to join in the feast. Wednesday, February 13, 2008

David has been an active contributor, advocate, and public educator of Entomophagy. He attended the FAO conference “Forest Insects as Food: Humans Bite Back” in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he gave a paper this year. David is also an English teacher at the Community College of Rhode Island. Please check out his site for more information: and his blog:

Here are a few articles featuring David Gracer:
Man Bites Insect
By Sam Nejamed
The New York Times
Published: February 10, 2008

Want to Help the Environment? Eat Insects.
By Josie Glausiusz
Discover Magazine
Published online: May 7, 2008

“Insects can feed the world. Cows and pigs are the S.U.V.’s; bugs are the bicycles.”

“If you want to feed a lot of people, insects are the best choice in terms of getting the biggest bang for your buck.”


Law said...

kinda disappointed that Colbert did not eat. Also i wonder what that one bug is that you have to fillet.

Canny Vegan said...

Yeah, Colbert's a weeny for not trying one. Maybe Gracer should've brought a cookie or cupcake with insect filling -- a bit more appetizing than "smoky and grassy" cicada!

Rosanna said...

i think the big one that you have to fillet is a waterbug? i hear it's a lot like the way you would eat a crab.

yeah, maybe some insect flour in a baked good would of helped, for example: Snack Time! post.