In Uganda, snacking on termites
is like raiding the refrigerator in the U.S., except that raiding a termite
mound is more work.
Faith: First, hack into a waist-high termite mound to
expose tunnels; second, cover the tunnel entrances with a cloth; third, wait
while soldier termites attack the invading cloth; fourth, yank away cloth, pick
off insects, and eat them.
Not bad—crunchy and
nutty—but the bites are too little to get a fix on the taste. This snack
is not for the squeamish.