Andrew Zimmern Hunts and Gathers

F&W contributing editor Andrew Zimmern chronicles his hunting and gathering adventures around the world.
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Collecting Grubs in Ecuador

Sometimes I have to shake my head at how much work it can take to track down a handful of food. Perfect example: I spent a whole day in the Amazon rainforest, in Ecuador, scouring the trunks of dead palm trees for grubs. Trekking through an anaconda-infested swamp was pretty harrowing, but we finally collected enough grubs for a meal. They ended up pan-fried in pork fat until crispy. Definitely worth the work... but then again, not something I'd look forward to doing every day.

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