Learn to Make Mealworm Mix, Chocolate-Covered Crickets, and Wax Moth Tacos Just in Time for Halloween

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Moth larvae tacos at Don Bugito.
This Halloween, avoid scrolling through Pinterest boards for tips on how to make spooky treats. Instead, sign up for La Cocina's "Buggin' Out" cooking class.

The class is, you guessed it, 90 minutes of cooking insects with Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, a San Francisco-based street food project. The class begins with an insect taste test that leads you into a class where you'll find a bug for every snack craving.

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If you're looking to spice up your mid-afternoon snack, trade out pretzels for crispy mealworm mix. When your sweet tooth calls, learn to make chocolate-covered crickets. For a light lunch or dinner, gear up for a feast of wax moth tacos on tortillas made from scratch.

Insects are vitamin-rich, high in fat and protein, and some argue that they could be the future of food for humans. Spook your friends at a Halloween party or weird out some guests at this season's holiday potlucks.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $80, buy tickets on Eventbrite
Where: La Cocina, 2948 Folsom (at 25th)

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