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Episode 43: We Eat Bugs

Have you ever considered how profoundly food has shaped who we are as a species? Julie Lesnik is a paleoanthropolgist who studies the evolution of the human diet. Her special focus is on insects as food in the past, present, and the future. 

Additional Information

Read more about Julie Lesnik’s work and check out her book Edible Insects and Human Evolution.

Follow her on Twitter: @JulieLesnik

Want to try some edible insects?

Here are a few places we recommend:

Don Bugito Entomo Farms

Looking for recipes? 

Julie Lesnik’s “Insect Bake-Off” recipes Chef-created recipes from the New York Times Recipes from “The Bug Chef”

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Credits

Host and Producer: Meredith Johnson

Editor: Audrey Quinn

Theme Music: Henry Nagle

Additional Music:

Lee Rosevere “Tech Toys” and music from Blue Dot Sessions.

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