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Bug Appétit: San Francisco’s Pre-Hispanic Snackeria






November 2, 2011 — It’s a few hours before a large dinner at a center for the arts near San Francisco. Chefs are chopping zucchini and beating eggs. And at her station, Monica Martínez opens a FedEx box, overnighted and stuffed with 1,000 of her favorite ingredient: crickets. “It’s really tricky because as soon as […]

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Bug Me: San Francisco Helps Pioneer Insect Cuisine






October 19, 2011 — Mónica Martínez bills her Don Bugito food truck as a “pre-Hispanic snackeria.” A 36-year-old Mexican immigrant with high cheekbones and raven hair, Martínez doesn’t have a chef’s résumé. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and is, at best, a journeyman cook. Yet her fare benefits from a few […]

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Comer en la calle: un lujo de muchos

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August 28, 2011 — Parece irónico. Comer parado, en medio de la calle, después de hacer colas infinitas para ordenar algo es para mucha gente algo más deseable que sentarse cómodo a comer y que le sirvan en un restaurante. Hasta hace unos años la comida callejera estaba casi exclusivamente restringida a comida chatarra, al […]

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Don Bugito: Where to find creepy crawly cuisine






February 19, 2011 — La Cocina business Don Bugito is featured in ‘Where to find creepy crawly cuisine’: […] Monica Martinez plans to start an insect food cart in San Francisco through an incubator that helps mainly women and immigrant food entrepreneurs start up businesses. Ms. Martinez wants to feature insect dishes based on Hispanic […]

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