On the menu at the Peabody Museum: "Edible Insects"

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Gusanos de maguey, also known as mescal worms, at a restaurant in Mexico City.

The culinary and the cultural will combine when the Yale Peabody Museum hosts “Edible Insects,” a family event exploring the role of insects in our lives as it focuses on the centuries-old, worldwide practice of entomophagy (consumption of insects as a viable food source). 

The event will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the museum, 170 Whitney Ave.

The program will feature Bun Lai, award-winning head chef and owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, and David Gracer, noted entomophagy practitioner who has been featured in the New York Times and “The Colbert Report.” Bun Lai will conduct two cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Edible Insect Café as Gracer officiates and offers commentary.

The program is free with museum admission: $9 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 children 3-18.. Children under age 3 are admitted for free, as are museum members and Yale I.D. holders. Parking is free in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots, the entrance of which is at Whitney Avenue and Humphrey streets in New Haven.

For additional information, visit the Peabody’s website or call the Infotape at 203-432-5050.

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Melanie Brigockas: [email protected], 203-432-5099