Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County and San Antonio Botanical Garden, or SABG, will present Bugtoberfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Families can sink their teeth into four chef demonstrated recipes featuring creepy crawlers including crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms and black ants.
From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. there will be a keynote presentation and four-course insect-based food tasting for $25 per person or $22.50 per SABG member. The cost is $35 per person or $31.50 per SABG member for the presentation, tasting and drink pairings for those 21 and older with a valid photo ID.
The program will feature Jonathan Cammack, Ph.D., chief operating officer at EVO Conversion Systems, College Station.
Cammack will talk about the modern entomophagy movement and the use of insects as both a food source for humans and as feed for animals. The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. with tastings to start at 11 a.m.
A variety of family activities, included with general admission to the botanical gardens, will also be available to attendees from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
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