‘Meat The Beetles’, Desert Daze, And Sustainability, Brought To You By Global Inheritance

If you were planning on meeting The Beatles at this years Desert Daze you might need a little more than a ticket to ride– but if you were planning on learning about the eco-friendly effects of consuming earths most feared species (insects), then you’ve come to the right place. This year Southern California’s psychedelic rock festival teamed up with Global Inheritance to bring the unhinged power of 60’s activism, but it is nothing you’d expect.

Marking their 20th Anniversary as a global, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Global Inheritance is bringing the Desert Daze vagabonds a squirmy yet educational surprise. “Meat The Beetles” is a 60’s inspired cultural experience that combines the environmental movement with the mind-altering power of music and art, brought to you on a Michelin disguised plate of hot and cold insect dishes.

‘Meat The Beetles’ Advertising Poster

In an effort to spread awareness of today’s non-environmentally friendly plant-based world, renowned insect chef Joseph Yoon and his team are introducing the world to the power of the insect. Founder of Brooklyn Bugs, Yoon has been on a mission to discover and normalize the healing powers of insects. By studying with numerous universities, museums, and culinary institutions, Yoon turned his interest into a deliciously, nutrient dense, source of protein.

Between Taste Testing Record Stores to and endless “Meat The Beetles” food trucks, festival goers are going to learn about insect nutrition, preparation, and versatility– all while  emitting little to no greenhouse gasses! The once jarring creatures will be disguised in chocolate covered flying ants, beetle bread, BBQ crickets and even pizza superworm– the possibilities are endless and quite delicious. View the full menu down below:

MEAT THE BEETLES DESERT DAZE MENU 

Avocado, Beets, Grasshoppers, Black Ants, Mustard Greens Grasshopper, Black Ant Guacamole, Tortilla Chip Cricket Gougers, Pecorino Romano Grasshopper Spanish Tortilla, Potatoes, Spinach, Cricket Aioli  Cricket, Eggplant, Crimini, Tomatoes, Cricket Honey Ricotta, Crostini Cricket Eggplant Parmesan Slider Edamame Cricket Hummus – Cricket Flatbread, Grasshoppers, Pickled Carrots and Daikon Mealworm Mushroom Meatball, Mealworm Marinara, Mozzarella, Basil 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

At the festival you can expect a vortex of music, meditation, and healing through art installations, visually intoxicating light shows, and sounds vibrating with the connective energy of entomophagy and psychedelic rock. Festival features include performances by Tame Impala in honor of Lonerism‘s 10th anniversary and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard‘s return to the Southern Californian stage. The festival will be held between September 30th through October 2nd in Lake Perris, CA. Don’t miss out on the chance to vibe out and chow down.

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