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Bug Chef Featured During Family Fun Day

Bug Chef Featured During Family Fun Day photo 3/31/2015 3:37:49 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

World-renown chef David George Gordon will demonstrate his unique cuisine of cooking bugs Saturday, April 11, 2015 as part of the third Family Fun Day at the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. Gordon’s appearance is in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Bugs: Outside the Box.”   

Chef Gordon, known worldwide as “The Bug Chef”, will be at the museum for an exciting day of cooking bugs and lecturing on the world of edible insects. Chef Gordon creates culinary masterpieces using ants, grasshoppers, water bugs, centipedes, scorpions and their kin. His programs are fun, educational and extremely popular with grownups and kids.  Chef Gordon will be doing three cooking demonstrations and a book signing of his culinary masterpiece "The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook."

Are you brave enough to eat a bug?  Seating for one of Chef Gordon’s three cooking demonstrations is limited.  Tickets are FREE but required. You can pick up your tickets at the Western Heritage Museum Monday-Friday, April 6-10 and, if available, Saturday, April 11.

Chef Gordon will be doing three presentations on Saturday, April 11 at 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-2:30pm with a book signing later in the afternoon.

“We are absolutely thrilled to present The Bug Chef at the Museum,” said Dr. Darrell Beauchamp, Executive Director of the Museum. “Chef Gordon’s cooking demonstrations are not only entertaining but incredibly educational.  No one will leave disappointed.”

During a typical cooking demo, Chef Gordon invites audience members to join him onstage to prepare and taste-test three or four dishes from his Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. At each demo's conclusion, he may also offer samples to the entire crowd.  Throughout the day, samples of “Cricket Chili” and “Wax Worm Cookies” will be available for those patrons willing to venture a taste.

Family Fun Day:  Butterflies in your Stomach promises to be a day of excitement and adventure.  There will also be fun activities for the kids, plus everyone can see the exhibit “Bugs Outside the Box”.  All events are free.

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David George Gordon is the award-wining author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook and 18 other titles about orcas and gray whales, cockroaches, tarantulas, land snails and the Sasquatch. The New York Times called his Field Guide to the Slug “gripping.”

He's been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, Time magazine and National Geographic Kids and appeared on Conan O'BrienThe Wil Wheaton Project and The View. He's spoken at the American Museum of Natural History, San Diego Zoo, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Botanical Garden, MASS MoCA and many other venues.

As the Bug Chef, he's shared his exotic cuisine with visitors to the Smithsonian Institution, Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine Science, San Diego Comic Con, Singapore Food Festival, Yale University and Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums in Hollywood, San Francisco and Times Square.

For more information contact the Museum at 575-492-2678 or visit their website at www.nmjc.edu/museum .

The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame is on the campus of New Mexico Junior College.

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