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'Going to be a delicacy': If
you've ever wanted to eat a
cicada, your time is coming

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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/27/2021 1:38:12 PM

Washington—When you think of cicadas you might not think 'yum, I'd eat that!' But, if you were wondering, you can and many people do. And with an influx of the 17-year bugs reappearing, it may just be the opportunity for you to try them for yourselves. In fact, the University of Maryland has even put together an entire cookbook of recipes just for cicadas.(Snip) "They're safe to eat, I'll certainly be snacking on cicadas, there are many recipes," he said. "One of my favorites, of course, is the soft-shelled cicadas. Just after they mold, their skin is soft like


You will eat the bugs, and you'll like it. Conde Nast should publish insect recipes now, since beef is out (only for the 1%, in other words). They mean molt, not mold; fingernails on the blackboard.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MaxWedge 4/27/2021 1:40:53 PM (No. 768707)
They might be preferable over Bill Gates' synthetic beef.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 4/27/2021 1:43:52 PM (No. 768710)
I'll be looking forward to visiting my local McCicada soon. Fries and a Big Macicada.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Quigley 4/27/2021 1:45:14 PM (No. 768711)
Our betters will continue to find new and better ways to care for us. Especially now that they’ve been freed of the tyranny of the ballot box.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey 4/27/2021 1:48:53 PM (No. 768713)
Good fish bait...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skinnydip 4/27/2021 2:01:08 PM (No. 768725)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man 4/27/2021 2:01:17 PM (No. 768726)
Let them eat cicadas
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 4/27/2021 2:18:23 PM (No. 768736)
They have served these deep fried in fine restaurants in Mexico City for decades...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 4/27/2021 2:41:36 PM (No. 768751)
Samantha needs some info or an editor. It should be “after they molt”, not “after they mold”...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bazi 4/27/2021 2:44:46 PM (No. 768754)
I live in the DMV epicenter of the Brood X emergence. Billions are coming. An emphatic NO to eating cicadas ,but the cookbook is amusing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951 4/27/2021 2:49:56 PM (No. 768758)
This is what AOC and her groupies want. Bugs, instead of beef or perhaps meat of any kind. After all protein is protein, right? We don't hear much about bug farts polluting the air and destroying the atmosphere. Bugs and worms. That's what they want. Well f you.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: StrikingViking 4/27/2021 2:57:20 PM (No. 768762)
Joe and his Green New Deal friends have decided that cows, pigs, lambs, ducks, chickens, etc. are bad for Mother Earth, so we plebs must be satisfied with insects and worms.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc 4/27/2021 3:14:28 PM (No. 768775)
My adopted mexican street dog loved these- she could hear them hit the ground 50 yards away. Me, not so much.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SALady 4/27/2021 3:34:28 PM (No. 768791)
No. Just no.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2021 3:41:17 PM (No. 768797)
Not ever.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Avikingman 4/27/2021 4:22:06 PM (No. 768828)
Chocolate covered and crunchy I'd try one. With iced coffee of course.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/27/2021 5:35:20 PM (No. 768878)
Grilled scorpions are tastier.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Venturer 4/27/2021 6:04:32 PM (No. 768889)
I go for soft shell crabs, but the U of M can stick their bug recipes where the sun don't shine.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Mushroom 4/27/2021 6:51:48 PM (No. 768949)
Note to youngsters: Try to schedule basic survival school around the cicada hatching. Beats the crap outta bugs. And try not to stick a few in your pocket for E&E. :)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/27/2021 7:24:52 PM (No. 768994)
Cicada season is when the birds, fish and animals get fat from eating all the cicadas. I once stopped at a gas station during the height of a hatching. As I stood there pumping gas, I had a couple of dozen land on me. I'm not scared of insects so it didn't bother me. I don't think I'll eat them though. I had a cheeseburger for dinner (take that Epicurious).
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Reply 20 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/27/2021 8:02:43 PM (No. 769027)
Liberals do lots of weird things. The kid in fourth grade, eating library paste, is likely a liberal, today. Worms? Check! And of course any sort of drug or hallucinogen. Liberals are not quite there. The ones in politics would probably be serial killers if they weren't so busy ruining every bodies' lives.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/28/2021 2:49:44 AM (No. 769219)
# 17 Me and you both. No comparison to bugs. If you things are going badly, I have seen locust lately. The hot air in DC must have sent them our way.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Safari Man 4/28/2021 12:37:29 PM (No. 769660)
You can buy edible clay on Amazon. Cicadas and clay go well with horse urine.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: local500 4/29/2021 12:13:18 AM (No. 770143)
The sheep on the left, the cult of the vegans would have no problem with this stuff.
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