An insect banquet

“Dining with the Colombian ambassador at his London residence is a challenging culinary adventure – and not for those of a delicate constitution. Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera is a renaissance man, with a background in business and journalism. He is partial to sharing his passion for Atta laevigata, an exotic leaf-cutter ant, which he describes with schoolboy enthusiasm: “Their bottoms are huge – in Colombia we call them hormigas culonas – roughly translated as ‘big-ass ants’. I love them.” He has regular supplies sent to his ambassadorial kitchen in London’s Belgravia.”

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