Cooking with Critters - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Cooking with Critters

1 hour
$40 per person
Up to 10 people
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$40 per person
Los Angeles, California
What We’ll Do

In this introduction to cooking with bugs, we'll demonstrate how easy it is to fit insects into our everyday diets. We'll explore recipes like Cricket Powder Pancakes, Mealworm Mini-Pizzas, Termite-Stuffed Tomatoes, and more.

We'll begin with a brief introduction to the wonderful world of bugs. We'll discuss why we eat bugs, covering sustainability, nutrition, how to cook bugs, what a cricket farm is, and more. We'll then proceed with a guided follow-along cooking demonstration of 1 to 3 easy bug dishes.

Kid-friendly and perfect for families, Cooking with Critters is a fun way to open a dialogue about how what we eat impacts both our bodies and our environment. Food brings us together in a powerful way. Let's open some minds!

Where We’ll Be

We'll be in the Bugible Kitchen - arguably one of the most well-stocked bug kitchens with the largest collection of culinary insects in this region of the world!

About Your Host

Hi. I'm Aly, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

After studying public health at Yale University, I became interested in finding new ways to address the challenges of sustainably and nutritiously feeding a growing population. I started to support the expanding insect agriculture industry and ended up gaining a cult following on Instagram. I launched Eat Bugs Events to reach a broader audience through unique educational events like Bug & Wine Pairings, Bug Dinners, and Bug Cooking Classes. Since then, Bugible has become the leading media and PR brand for the insect agriculture industry, appearing on Netflix's Bill Nye, in Food & Wine, Forbes, & other popular publications.

For questions about this experience, please contact me directly through Airbnb.

What Else You Should Know

Guests with shellfish or dust mite allergies may also be allergic to insects. There is never any pressure to eat the bugs, but hopefully you'll want to after participating in this experience and learning more!

Also, since this is hosted in my own home, I ask for ID verification.

Group Size

There are 10 spots available on this experience.

Who Can Come

Guests ages 6 and up can attend.

It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase the risk of foodborne illness.

Cancellation Policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

What We’ll Provide

We'll be cooking 2 - 3 dishes and all the ingredients will be provided.


We have a fully stocked kitchen and most beverage needs can be accommodated.


All the cooking supplies will be provided.

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