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Listen to our Spanish Podcast to learn why the HUITLACOCHE is known as a delicacy from the Gods

Improve your listening comprehension skills while learning all about the huitlacoche on this riveting Spanish Podcast!

The huitlacoche is a type of fungus that attacks corn crops. Considered a plague in other parts of the world, it has become a highly-coveted Mexican delicacy in recent years.

Years ago, people in Mexico discovered that the huitlacoche was edible, nutritious and -most importantly- delicious. This fungus -also known as the ‘Mexican truffle’ for its earthy umami flavor- has become a staple of everyday Mexican cuisine and the star of five-stars restaurants all over the world!

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