Mexico: Bugs – it’s what’s for dinner

A trend I can’t get excited over: ant eggs, maguey worms, and grasshoppers,

Insects colonize Mexican menus with turn to ancestral dishes
Country has world’s largest variety of edible insects, and now even high-end restaurants are serving them

Rodriguez and the other bug mongers of San Juan offer their wares as “pre-Hispanic” foods, a nod to the Aztecs, Mixtecs and other civilizations that flourished for millennia here on diets rich in grubs, grasshoppers and other edible invertebrates.

I embrace my Spanish roots – bring me steak, eggs, bacon and sausages!

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5 Responses to “Mexico: Bugs – it’s what’s for dinner”

  1. sargentodiaz Says:

    Remember, before the arrival of Europeans, all the protein source in Mexico was very limited to reptiles, fish, dogs, and insects. Deer were strictly reserved for the elite.

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  3. Gringo Says:

    I have tried fried chapulines [grasshoppers] in an Oaxaco market. Not bad.

  4. Gringo Says:

    That would be OaxacA.

  5. Fausta Says:

    [Burp!]