Mexico's food festival offers scorpion canapes and corn tortilla with worms
Some restaurants and markets in Mexico City offer pre-Hispanic dishes such as crickets, jumiles (small edible bugs), escamoles (ant eggs) and acociles (small fresh water shrimps). (Photo: AFP)
Some restaurants and markets in Mexico City offer pre-Hispanic dishes such as crickets, jumiles (small edible bugs), escamoles (ant eggs) and acociles (small fresh water shrimps). (Photo: AFP)
A man prepares to eat a scorpion at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018.  Thousands visit the market every year to sample the bizarre food on offer. (Photo: AFP)
A man prepares to eat a scorpion at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. Thousands visit the market every year to sample the bizarre food on offer. (Photo: AFP)
A woman eats a scorpion in a market in Mexico City, on June 10, 2018. Mexico has a high number of edible insects. (Photo: AFP)
A woman eats a scorpion in a market in Mexico City, on June 10, 2018. Mexico has a high number of edible insects. (Photo: AFP)
Worms and others insects are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. Throughout history, edible insects have been part of diet in many cultures around the world. (Photo: AFP)
Worms and others insects are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. Throughout history, edible insects have been part of diet in many cultures around the world. (Photo: AFP)
Cockroaches of Madagascar (Gromphadorhina portentosa) are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. Experts believe close to 500 different bug species are used as a food source in the country. (Photo: AFP)
Cockroaches of Madagascar (Gromphadorhina portentosa) are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. Experts believe close to 500 different bug species are used as a food source in the country. (Photo: AFP)
A man prepares to eat a scorpion at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018.  (Photo: AFP)
A man prepares to eat a scorpion at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
Chocolates with worms are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018.  (Photo: AFP)
Chocolates with worms are offered at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
A person eats a corn tortilla with worms and guacamole at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018.  (Photo: AFP)
A person eats a corn tortilla with worms and guacamole at a market in Mexico City on June 10, 2018. (Photo: AFP)