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Cameroon’s Palm Tree Worms: Forest Food to Plated Delicacy

Cameroon’s forest tribes have long depended on insects to supplement their diets. The palm weevil grub, a fat worm found in palm trees, is such a popular source of protein that it has squirmed out of the forests and onto the plates at popular restaurants. In Cameroon’s capital, some unusual ingredients are wiggling into city kitchens. At Le Cercle Municipal restaurant, Chef Emile Engoulou cooks palm weevil grubs to create dishes of international standard. Engoulou says they are the...

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