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chicatanes (today's sample record)

Language: Spanish

Description: Ants. These ants flew while we were staying in Oaxaca and there was great excitement. The head and wings are removed and then the torso is fried, making a meaty snack. This is a pre-Hispanic dish dating from times when protein was in short supply.


chicatanes
Meaty flying ants, photographed in Oaxaca in Mexico

Pronounced: chee-kah-TAH-nehz
Ethnicity: Mexican
Most frequent country: Mexico

See places: Mexican food and cuisine


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