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Escamoles

In Mexico, black ant eggs are called "insect caviar." For centuries, they've been harvested from the insect's underground nests on agave and maguey plant roots, then boiled, cooked in creamy soups, simmered in tomato sauce, or served with guacamole and tortillas. Those who enjoy escamoles say they're creamy like cottage cheese, with a buttery, nutty flavor.

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