Venezuelan Ant Hot Sauce

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEFAN SOLLFORS, ALAMY, via The Plate

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEFAN SOLLFORS, ALAMY, via The Plate

Tourists visiting Kumarakapay, a remote village in Venezuela’s Gran Sabana region, a vast grassland area within a national park, are in for a spicy treat. Villagers there make a unique hot sauce called kumache. As the National Geographic video shows, making the sauce is a lengthy process, starting with a base of boiled-down yucca, various hot peppers, and a sprinkling of large red ants and termites.

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