Mexico: Bugs – it’s what’s for dinner

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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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