Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em
Edible Invasive Species


Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em Book
Your Guide to Edible Invasive Species

Our incredible planet is filled with countless species of flora and fauna, each who live in their perfectly designed ecosystems. These native species are being threatened by non-native invaders who slowly push them out of their habitats. Something must be done to stop them and preserve our wildlife habitats for future generations.  Chef Philippe Parola has the solution:


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Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em is your #1 resource for edible invasive species. Chef Philippe Parola has a reputation for serving some unusual entreés at dinner time! Not only are they unusual, but they taste pretty good too! Chef Philippe is well known for his initiatives in bringing alligator to restaurants, making nutria less invasive and more edible, and now campaigning to bring the invasive and environmentally dangerous Asian carp to dinner tables around the world. When it comes to invasive species, Chef Philippe's motto is: "Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em!".

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