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WHAT WILL OUR FUTURE TASTE LIKE?

 
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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Where does Boochi fit into the conversation?

Boochi is a digital exploration of entomophagy, or the practice of eating insects in India. Many communities in India have a rich heritage of entomophagy that has been shaped by geopolitical, religious, socio-economic and environmental factors.  Boochi is an inquiry into what has changed, why it has, and whether eating insects might actually be a thing of our collective future. 

 

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THE QUESTIONS I'M EXPLORING

Who eats insects in India today?
Why don’t more of us eat them regularly? Which insects are eaten? 
How are they cooked?
Will eating insects help relieve the stress on our broken food systems?


 

Recipes

To help answer these questions, the project will involve collecting and archiving traditional insect recipes. Recipes are treasure troves of information, and decoding them gives us access to knowledge that can design resilient and regenerative future food systems. 

 
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Weaver Ants

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Eri Silk Worm 

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Giant Hornets

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COMING SOON

The Boochi Bottle

Boochi is also a culinary exploration that imagines how insects will be found in kitchens of the future. The first experiment is to create a fermented amino sauce using koji and weaver ants. Bottles of the sauce will be given to people, who will be asked to collect and share their experience of cooking with the ingredient.

GET YOUR OWN BOOCHI BOTTLE!

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Get in on the conversation!

Boochi wishes to serve as a platform to engage with chefs, insect eaters, entomologists, researchers, and entopreneuers to gauge the landscape and assess where we are with insects on our plates today. If you want to talk entomophagy, reach out below and let's have a conversation!

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