Edible insects are part of the rare array of gastronomy delicacies in Mexican Cuisine. There are more than 500 species in the country, which pre-Hispanic cultures used for medicinal purposes.
The sophisticated Aztec techniques have become a culinary bedrock of Mexican life, and today Mexican cuisine has been officially declared part of humanity’s world heritage
At the San Juan Market, one of the oldest in the capital City, shoppers are able to find a wealth of pre-Hispanic food.
26 years ago chef Israel Valdovinos became one of the first to offer this staple in Mexico City. At Meson del Molinero restaurant he cooks a special dish with wasps, worms and wild pig meat.