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Cicada: The Other White Meat

Where have the 17 years gone? It seems like only yesterday that periodical cicadas were swarming the East Coast by the millions, crunching underfoot and serenading us with their buzzy, escalating call. (Note to self: need cicada ringtone.) They'll be back in a few weeks, as restless and randy as any 17-year-old who's overslept. Read about the impending flashmob here. But don't go dismissing cicadas as simply a nuisance. Think of them as dinner. Yes, cooks are turning these protein-packed insects into pizza toppings, taco fillings, and even the "olives" in martinis. Betcha can't eat just one.


And it is free!


So are you going to get some and experiment this year? 


Asked by Dardenella at 12:03 PM on Apr. 18, 2013 in Food & Drink

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Answers (9)
  • I think I have a cicada allergy. My gag reflex is triggered.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • throwing up


    Answer by LostSoul88 at 12:24 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • Ewwwwww.

    We don't have them here, but that's just nasty.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:19 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • Oh darn, they aren't kosher. So sad :)

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • I love ,love the sound of Cicadas it means spring is here and summer is coming.Texas here but my love stops there ,I 'm good with not eating them but thanks . : )
    Plus eating might diminish the Cicada choir LOL


    Answer by drfink at 12:58 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • As tempting as that sounds..... I think I'm gonna have to pass on that one... thanks for the mental pic. though... =P lol

    Answer by HappyEndings at 12:43 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • They are actually not bad. I had french fried grasshoppers and chocolate covered cicadas. years ago. I just read an article on dfferent things people cook with these. Interesting.

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 12:23 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • They aren't? Why?

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 12:33 PM on Apr. 18, 2013

  • LOL Ballad

    Comment by Dardenella (original poster) at 2:31 PM on Apr. 18, 2013