Splendour in the Grass

T he future of food is fermented, faux, functional and entomological.

We’re looking for alternatives that create a smaller “foodprint” and promise good health. We aren’t just feeding ourselves; now we know we’re feeding our gut microbiota too. Each of us wants to eat according to our food sensitivities, blood types, genes—gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, paleo, keto—and we want to produce way less waste doing it. Farming, food production, packaging and, indeed, lifestyles are being scrutinized, and it can feel overwhelming, but it’s also a time of great creativity. We are looking forward, but we’re also looking back to the ways of our ancestors, and it’s all right here in our delicious past-meets-future picnic.


Makes 9 generous squares

Why “mega”? Because these moist and indulgent treats are also packed with three sources of protein: walnuts, peanut butter and, wait for it, crickets! True, bugs at a picnic is something we usually try to avoid, but insect protein is the future, so we’re

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