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Meet The Beetles!

Insects: Hormigas Culonas (Leaf-cutter Ants), Beondegi (Silkworm Pupae), Scorpions, Crickets, Chapulines (Grasshoppers), Maguey Worms and Mealworms Nothing bugs me worse than offering someone a tasty insect snack, only to have them cry out in disgust before they even taste them. Throughout history, … Continue reading

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Got Silk?

San Diego, California Beondegi (Silkworms) I was discussing insects as food online one day with friend and fellow foodie Dale, who asked if I had ever tried silkworms. Since the answer was “No” (I would have remembered that), he told … Continue reading

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Of Uncles and Ants

Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia Hormigas Culonas (leaf-cutter ants) Colombia, South America is truly an amazing country with a wide variety of hearty foods and delicacies. What has to rank at the top of the country’s most unusual cuisine are hormigas culonas. … Continue reading

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Jiminy Crickets, That Stings

Santa Monica, California Crickets and Scorpoins (Typhoon)   I have always had this dream of visiting Beijing for the sole purpose of getting a skewer of big, fat roasted scorpions. Scorpions come from the same class as spiders, but as … Continue reading

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