Eating grasshoppers has suddenly become a trend. In Mexico, it’s a tradition that goes back centuries

Hunting grasshoppers has been going on in Mexico for thousands of years, but eating them has recently gained wider acceptance. Consumption of the tiny, protein-packed insects is booming, and more and more restaurants are putting them on their menu…and not just in Mexico.


Today, chapulines, a world harvesting and eating locusts in Mexico. Read the full text here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: Los Angeles Times Latin America correspondent Laila Miller

Further reading:

Are locusts as tasty as pork? Insect hunters in Mexico would like you to find out

Review: The documentary “Bugs” explores eating insects as a cure for world hunger

This pop-up dinner menu is full of errors. Yes, those kinds of insects

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