"Look, I'm salivating," Salma Hayek tells David Letterman of ants, grasshoppers and worms

By Dahvi Shira and Eunice Oh
June 22, 2010 01:35 PM
Credit: Patrick McMullan/Sipa

What’s the secret to Salma Hayek‘s curves? One hint: they crawl on six legs.

“Look, I’m salivating,” Hayek, 43, told David Letterman Monday night about her taste for grasshoppers. “They’re delicious.”

The Mexican-born actress even has her favorite recipes from her native land for creepy-crawlies.

“These little ants fried are amazing – with a little guacamole,” she explains on The Late Show. “And the worms there are many different recipes for those. The little grasshoppers have a smoky flavor to them. It’s the way they cook them, and it’s really good.”

But cooking up these savory treats can be a struggle, according to Hayek. “They’re not that easy to find,” she tells Letterman. “They’re delicatessen.”

Quickly correcting herself, Hayek, who married French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in 2009, says, “Yeah, sorry. My French is getting a little better – [but] my English is getting a lot worse.”