That’s right, as part of an effort to destigmatize the eating of insects, the Brooklyn Bug Festival is coming to three venues in Williamsburg and Greenpoint on Labor Day weekend. Kinfolk 94, T.B.D. and Guadalupe Inn will be hosting a series of lectures and, um, tastings for experimental eaters:
Yoon says the Brooklyn Bugs festival is part of a holistic approach to familiarize Americans with insects. “One thing I find that is going to be very important in changing people’s perceptions on entomophagy… is taking an all-out approach, where it’s not just bug enthusiasts who are going to do this, it’s not just chefs, but it’s educators, it’s the community, it’s celebrities like Angelina Jolie, who fed her kids insects,” Yoon said. “That’s why we have artists involved with the festival, we have educators, we have people working in the business for the community. It really needs to come from a lot of different angles, so it’s not just this one-sided novelty but something that people see more and more of.”
More information and tickets at brooklynbugs.com.