Veronica Shukla is teaching a class in entomophagy this fall at Sioux Falls.
“Entomophagy” means “bug eating.”
Shukla is founder of Project Food Forest, a nonprofit aimed at making Sioux Falls’ landscape more edible. She decided to take her bug-eating knowledge to the community.
According to Shukla, grasshoppers are crunchy and taste like chicken.
That first bite is a leap of faith, but it can open a world of possibilities for sustainable eating and managing garden pests, said Sioux Falls resident .
“You have to push past that gross factor … and then once you do it, you realize, oh, it wasn’t so bad,” Shukla said.