Venezuelan chef pushes the envelop with tribal cuisine

05/31/2007 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Chef Nelson Mendez grew up hearing stories about the Yanomami Indians and their unusual food habits, during his childhood in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela. The chef's efforts to introduce the cuisine to others often are met with gasps when he unveils such ingredients as a smoked white monkey and large ants.

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