Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

Andrew Zimmern goes off the grid in Iquitos, Peru, in the heart of the Amazon. He wrestles giant paiche fish, hits local markets for grilled coconut grubs and smoked jungle rodents, and forages for giant biting ants with a tribal shaman.

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Fish for Breakfast

Fish for Breakfast

Andrew is served Amazon River fish for breakfast with the Bora tribe. 960 1280

  

Artificial Village

Artificial Village

The central building of the artificial village near Iquitos, where members of the Bora tribe perform traditional dances and sell handmade crafts. 960 1280

  

Fishing in the Amazon River

Fishing in the Amazon River

Andrew fishes with Walter Arimuya in a tributary of the Amazon River. 960 1280

  

A Bag of Frogs

A Bag of Frogs

Andrew Zimmern talking with Walter Arimuya, who holds a bag of live frogs that he's about to turn into lunch.  960 1280

  

Cooking on the Grill

Cooking on the Grill

Amazon River fish cooking on the grill, along with skewered pieces of yucca plant. 960 1280

  

A House Pet

A House Pet

A tapir, the house pet at a waterfront restaurant. 960 1280

  

Bellavista Market Skewers

Bellavista Market Skewers

Skewers of grubs cooking on the grill at Bellavista Market. 960 1280

  

Cooked Frog

Cooked Frog

Frogs in plantain leaf, cooked with fresh tomato, garlic and chilies. 960 1280

  

Snail for Sale

Snail for Sale

Andrew holds one of the giant snails for sale at Belen Market in Iquitos, Peru. 960 1280

  

Belen Market Cuisine

Belen Market Cuisine

Giant snail stew, yucca and vegetables, cooked and served at Belen Market. 960 1280

  

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