We were live at Eating Insects Athens to learn more about the rise of insect cuisine – and eat some bugs.

VIDEO: We filled up on ants, scorpions and crickets at this event 

Trying insect cuisine at the Eating Insects Athens conference

We had some ants in our pants, so we took a trip to Athens and got some on our plates. AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras tried crickets, ants, scorpions and other bugs as part of The Buzz: An Evening of Insect Cuisine prepared by  at this year’s Eating Insects Athens conference, which runs through Aug. 15 at University of Georgia.

Watch the video above to find out how the chef for Brooklyn Bugs incorporates creepy crawlies into gourmet dishes.  

Food made with insects at the Eating Insects Athens conference.
Photo: Erica A. Hernandez

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