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Over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, bugs have been heralded for their taste, low ecological impact, and nutritional content. Can insects solve the problem of global food security? This energetic, hugely entertaining documentary wants to answer that question. We follow a team from the Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab who have been traveling the world—Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan, and beyond—to learn how some of the two billion insect-eaters out there cook and enjoy this savory fare. Equal parts culinary documentary, political conversation-starter, and travelogue, the film sets out to unearth the role bugs will play in the future of agriculture and to break down the cultural barriers keeping them off our plates. A favorite at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival!

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Executive Chef Mario Hernandez and JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman.

Mario Hernandez is the chef/partner at NYC’s The Black Ant and Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana, as well as several other NYC restaurants. Chef Hernandez integrates traditional Mexican ingredients of the insect variety into a menu that draws on his Cuernavaca roots to expand diners’ experiences with Latin cooking.

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)


Exclusive Post-Screening Reception Tickets Now Available (limited quantity)
Exclusive Post-Screening Reception Tickets Now Available (limited quantity)
Thursday, Oct. 27 2016, 7:30
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Join us after the film for an exclusive reception featuring a tasting menu custom-crafted for the JBFC. This tasting will showcase the cuisine of Chef Mario Hernandez, renowned for his seamless and inventive integration of “traditional Mexican ingredients of the insect variety – ants, chapulines, and more” into a menu that draws on his Cuernavaca roots. Have the exceptional culinary experience that only Chef Hernandez’s unique approach can provide. New York Magazine has praised his restaurant, the Black Ant for its, "thoughtful, delicious fare that balances upscale regional Mexican with a good ol' fish taco and a welcoming cocktail-lounge atmosphere." Enjoy his specially designed menu plus a signature cocktail made with hard liquor and a surprise ingredient. There is limited availability to the reception.

Price for screening and Q&A: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)

Price for screening, Q&A, and reception packages: $30 (members), $40 (nonmembers)

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