The Tasty Bug Challenge at Stringybark 2015

Don’t miss the cooking demo by local chef Lillie Giang and delightful insect delicacies, plus 300 cookbook giveaways at this year’s Tasty Bug Challenge at Stringybark 2015, at Knox.

Date: 17 & 18 October 2015 ( Sat & Sun) Time: 10am – 5pm on both days Venue: Rowville Community Centre 40 Fulham Road, Rowville (Melway 81 K1)

Entry Fees: Adult – $5.00 Children – $2.50 Family – $10.00 Concession – $3.00

Are you up for a tasty bug challenge? Yes, if you thought eating bugs was a farce, think again.

In order to educate people about how bugs can be a part of our daily meal, the Stringybark festival at Knox has organised a cooking demo by Local chef Lillie Giang who will whisk Knox tastebuds fast-forward  to the future, cooking up a swarm of tasty insect dishes for families to try at this year’s Stringybark festival.

With a unique Asian-Aussie fusion, Lillie will demonstrate how to cook a few simple dishes that the audience can taste and easily prepare for themselves at home.

The Tasty Bug Challenge at Stringybark 2015

Highlights of the demo includes delicacies such as:

Sang Choi Bugs, Crispy Tempura Critters, Pad Thai Bugs and Lemon Ant muffins to name a few of the treats planned for the festival.

Lillie aims to show that bugs can easily be disguised in our food in a way that tastes good and looks familiar.

Edible insects will play an undeniable role in the world’s future food and feed security, with intensive farming starting up across the globe, backed by the United Nation’s push to stamp out world hunger and secure a globally sustainable food system.

Lemon Ant Muffins - Tasty bug challenge 2015

The products used for the demo will be sponsoredby local importer Oriental Merchant, who are also providing 300 cookbooks to giveaway.

Chef Lillie at Work - Tasty Bug Challenge at Stringybark 2015

Chef Lillie says, ‘We source our produce from a global seller of certified organic produce so they are the highest quality bugs on the planet for human consumption.’

So pack your bags and head to Rowville Community Centre over the weekend. Bug Appetite!

 For more details click here.

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