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Dish Fri May 13 2011

The Hormigas Culonas Are Coming!

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If your Spanish is a bit rusty or virtually non-existent like mine, then let me translate hormigas culonas for you.

It means cockroach-size insects aka big-butt ants! You may be thinking that this story was posted in this food section by mistake, but--wait for it--in Oiba, Colombia these insects are indeed a delicacy. They are eaten roasted and salted like peanuts. Apparently, first-time big-butt ant eaters are to think of these little darlings as earthy. Their nutty taste and day-old-popcorn texture should be familiar.

To learn more about these ample creatures, click here for an article by John Otis in The Global Post.

This is the mating season for the ants, so if you'll be in Northern Colombia soon, this is the time to show up your foodie friends.


Matthew / May 14, 2011 1:06 PM

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