Last night’s talk was a lot of fun! I was told to expect about 20 to 40 people, but ended up getting at least 50.
A show of hands at the end of the night revealed that 90% of those attending tried the mealworm snacks I brought to try. I had one very disappointed customer (a chef) who was unable to try my snacks as he was allergic to shellfish (people who have this allergy are often allergic to insects as well).
I had a very engaged audience from backgrounds ranging from civil engineering to biomedical sciences and clinical neurophysiology.
Some great questions were asked at the end and I will attempt to compile these in a future post.
Now I am off to cook several insect dishes for my pop-up shop at the University of Southampton tomorrow.