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Chelsea White heads down to NYC’s East Village to check out The Black Ant, an authentic Mexican restaurant. Taking inspiration, and ingredients, from the Oaxaca region in Mexico, The Black Ant works insects into its recipes in different ways, ranging from ant salt to grasshopper garnishes. Chelsea talks with chef Mario Hernandez about the cuisine and sourcing of the insects before, herself, sampling some of the popular insect-infused dishes.
Songs featured in this episode:
“Sacalo, Sacalo” by Los Diablos Rojos
“Mujer Hilandera” by Juaneco Y Su Combo
“La Danza Del Millonario” by Chicha Libre
“Varga Varga” by Chico Trujillo
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