Sunday, April 26, 2009

Randall Museum Bug Day Pics

Here are some pictures from the event yesterday. You can also see more and add us as a friend here: If there is a picture that you would like, let me know and I can send you a higher res version. Also, if you have pictures you would like to add to the Minilivestock Flickr gallery or would like to share your bug eating experience in our Mini-Stories by Mini-Readers, please don't hesitate to email
Thanks to Scott and Keith from the B.A.B.E.S. (Bay Area Bug Eating Society) for letting me hang out with them at their cooking station where they were cooking up some tasty fried mealworms and crickets. They were nice enough to share their table with Minilivestock...the free buttons, zines, recipe cards went quickly (sorry I only have a limited supply right now, but will have more at future related events and farmers markets). Check out Scott's site for more photos, stories, and nutritional bug facts.
It was nice to see families, the young, and seasoned trying out some cooked crickets and mealworms. I can say that it was widely well received, and those who were initially hesitant ended up eating a few more. It was also awesome to see some kids continuously come back to grab handfuls of bug snacks!If you missed this year's Bug Day at the Randall Museum, I highly suggest you make it out there next year. There were so many cool activities, things to see, and of course, to eat. Hopefully, this event has generated more interest in Entomophagy. If you think you may be interested in participating in future insect-eating dinners with Minilivestock, please email me. Thanks!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bug Day! at the Randall Museum

I know this is a ways, but mark your calendars and come experience Bug Day on Saturday, April 25, from 10am-2pm at the Randall Museum in SF. Chef Scott Bowers from B.A.B.E.S. (Bay Area Bug Eating Society) will be there cooking up some tasty insects. Check out his site for pictures, stories, recipes, nutrition facts, and more!

Bring your friends, family, strangers...I will also be stopping by to check out the event, so I hope to see and talk to many of you there! Email me, Rosanna, at if you have any questions or would like to meet up at the museum. Thanks!

More info below from the Bug Day! flyer:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
10 AM to 2 PM

Stroke Silk Worms, Meet Bug Scientists, Create Insect Art, Cheer Exciting Maggot Races, Buggy movies in the Theater, and Compete in Insect Olympics! Bug jazz by the HONEY TONES!

Free Admission!!!
$3 Donation Encouraged

199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA
Click here for directions or here for a map.

Bug Day is partially underwritten with a generous donation from THE BERNARD OSHER FOUNDATION

Co-sponsored by
San Francisco Recreation & Park Department
Randall Museum Friends
San Francisco Beekeepers Association