Eat bugs

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.