Today Zarela and Aarón take a deep dive into the delicious delicacy of edible bugs in Mexico with "Doctor Bugs" himself, Mark Moffett. Mark is a biologist, author, lecturer, and adventurer who knows his way around the insect table. Mark received his Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University and is a Research Associate in the Department of Entomology at the National Museum of Natural History in the Smithsonian Institution.
Zarela, Aarón, and Mark discuss the most common bugs to eat (hint: it is not the Maguey worm found at the bottom of the tequila bottle), the history of bug snacking all over Mexico and the ease of cooking the tasty critters. Also, fun fact: Aarón’s New Orleans restaurant, Johnny Sanchez, will serve you their famous guacamole topped with roasted grasshoppers if you ask. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
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