The Edible Insect Revolution Is Here

Global Inheritance presents Meat the Beetles, a throw-back cultural experience designed to transport people back to the 60’s, when the modern environmental movement was just beginning and popular music encouraged people to open their minds.

The recent Beatles documentary, Get Back, has piqued curiosity in their music and the overall cultural scene from their era. Meat the Beetles creates an indelible memory through new behaviors which contribute to shaping our shared future. Insects are an incredibly efficient source of protein – offering nearly 3 times as much compared to traditional livestock. Insects also require far less land to manage, less feed to grow and harvest, and 90% less water to cultivate – all while emitting little to no greenhouse gases!

Meat Up With the Beetles This September at Desert Daze Music Festival in Southern California

Are your tastebuds ready to Meat the Beetles and stage dive into the world of edible insects?

You’ll be greeted by a visual explosion of lights, sounds, and art connected to the world of entomophagy and psychedelic rock. The space is centered around a Meat the Beetles-themed food truck and Record Store - with information on insect species, their culinary uses, and benefits covering the walls as posters and record sleeves.

Renowned insect chef and Brooklyn Bugs Founder Joseph Yoon and the Global Inheritance team will prepare hot and cold insect dishes offering festival attendees and performing bands the opportunity to try a range of edible insect dishes every day in the main venue. Experience our tasting menu and join the editable insect revolution!

Meat the Beetles Desert Daze Menu

  • Avocado, Beets, Grasshoppers, Black Ants, Mustard Greens
  • Grasshopper, Black Ant Guacamole, Tortilla Chip
  • Cricket Gougeres, Pecorino Romano
  • Grasshopper Spanish Tortilla, Potatoes, Spinach, Cricket Aioli
  • Cricket, Eggplant, Crimini, Tomatoes, Cricket Ricotta, Crostini
  • Cricket Eggplant Parmesan Slider
  • Edamame Cricket Hummus - Cricket Flatbread, Grasshoppers, Pickled Carrots and Daikon
  • Mealworm Mushroom Meatball, Mealworm Marinara, Mozzarella, Basil
  • Mealworm Pajeon (Veggie Scallion Pancake), Ponzu Cricket Aioli
  • Grasshopper Disco Tostadas, Cheese Sauce, Cricket Green Goddess, Black Ants
  • Cricket Corn Fritter, Herbs, Cricket Remoulade
  • Mealworm Lasagna, Mealworm Marinara, Spinach, Basil
  • Locust Skewer - BBQ Shrimp
  • Grasshopper Japchae (cellophane noodles), Bell Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Greens
  • Mealworm Pajeon (Veggie Scallion Pancake), Ponzu Cricket Aioli
  • Cricket Yu Choi Kimchi, Silken Tofu
  • Gochujang Manchurian Scorpion, Triple Grains, Pickled Chayote and Jalapeños
  • Caramel Popcorn, Grasshoppers, Crickets
  • Chocolate Chip Mealworm and Cricket Cookie Bite
  • Grasshopper, Cricket, and/or Black Ant, Chocolate Apple
  • Cricket Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Palm Weevils
  • Mealworm Chocolate Brownie Bites
*Menu Subject to Change Based on Ingredient Availability


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