Notes from the ‘Insects in a gastronomic context’ workshop in Bangkok, Thailand

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Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Roberto Flore, C. Mercier

Amidst the growing interest in edible insects, most insect dishes featured on menus or during public events are still primarily focused on fried, freeze dried or pulverised insects. This can be attributed to a limited understanding and knowledge of the complexity and variation in unique sensory profiles of insects, as well as how they can be processed. In order to bridge this knowledge gap, Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School hosted a free, public workshop on ‘Insects in a gastronomic context’ in Bangkok, Thailand on 19 February 2015. The event took its point of departure in focusing on the growing body of scientific and practical knowledge of the field. Four unique dishes were created for the event and participants were invited to evaluate them. Event participation included that of chefs, practitioners, entrepreneurs and scientists. This paper recounts the events leading up to the workshop, as well as the sensory evaluation of the dishes. After the presentation, 93% of the participants noted that they would like to eat insects again. All participants found the menu and complementary presentations interesting, and requests for future workshops and knowledge sharing were made.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Insects as Food and Feed
Vol/bind1
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)241-243
Antal sider3
ISSN2352-4588
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2015 NEXS 445

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