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(NBC Philadelphia)   Feast on cicadas: "The Shrimp of the Land". Go on foodies, do it. I dare ya   (nbcphiladelphia.com) divider line 112
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2013-05-12 12:18:44 PM  
You know, if you guys would overcome your entirely cultural aversions to insects as food, we could get our protein without factory farms that load the animals up with horrible antibiotics, hormones, and let them stand in their own filth, not to mention contribute significantly to global warming.

Would you really rather have a heavily processed McDonalds hamburger that is filled with hormones and antibiotics, or some nice, tasty cicadas?

"The use of the newly emerged and succulent cicadas as an article of human diet has merely a theoretical interest, because, if for no other reason, they occur too rarely to have any real value. There is also the much stronger objection in the instinctive repugnance which all insects seem to inspire as an article of food to most civilized nations. Theoretically, the Cicada, collected at the proper time and suitably dressed and served, should be a rather attractive food. The larvae have lived solely on vegetable matter of the cleanest and most whole-some sort, and supposedly, therefore, would be much more palatable and suitable for food than the oyster, with its scavenger habit of living in the muddy ooze of river bottoms, or many other animals which are highly prized and which have not half so clean a record as the periodical Cicada." - Entomologist, 1898

Our paleolithic ancestors ate bugs. Those of you who eschew processed foods and espouse a "paleo" diet and refuse to touch insects which are perfectly safe to eat are hypocrites.

/rant over
//more cicadas for me
///I hear they  taste like almonds
 
2013-05-12 12:28:31 PM  
Repeat thread from a few weeks ago, and it's still green?

Weird.
 
2013-05-12 01:21:13 PM  
I think it's time to break out the deep fryer, or just cook them francaise like chicken.
 
2013-05-12 02:04:37 PM  
I ain't eatin' no farking bugs. If I wanted to eat like some Third World loser, I'd move there.
 
2013-05-12 02:31:13 PM  
I raise Angus. Hunt wild boar. Fark eating a bunch of insects. That's for ... people other than me.
 
2013-05-12 03:19:47 PM  

MadAzza: SubBass49: I'd totally try it if I lived on the East coast.  I'd get my 4 year old daughter to try it too.  Already got her hooked on octopus...

That's too bad. They're probably smarter than she is.

And it's not that special for your little foodie (barf) to be "hooked on octopus." It's a staple to eat tako (octopus) where I live, and I live in the U.S. Too bad people here are idiots who eat intelligent animals like octopus, stolen pet dogs, and god knows what else.

"It's our culture," they say. Yeah, and their culture sucks ass.


It takes a special kind of douche-rot to talk shiat about a 4 year old girl.  Congrats.  May your coont forever reek of stale cool ranch doritos.
 
2013-05-12 03:37:59 PM  
Subbass49

Pigs are more intelligent than octopi  anyway. If he eats pork he's a hypocrite.
 
2013-05-12 07:45:54 PM  

pyrotek85: I think a lot less people would eat shrimp if they knew this is what they looked like when alive.


Firstly, fewer, not less. Secondly, the head is tasty when they're fried and crispy.
 
2013-05-12 08:40:29 PM  

giffin: Secondly, the head is tasty when they're fried and crispy.


I was surprised by that. Was at a sushi place and, when i do that sort of thing, I like to try things I've never tried and I like variety, so the chef obliged and two of these were on my plate:

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Was surprised they were so good.
 
2013-05-12 09:07:26 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: giffin: Secondly, the head is tasty when they're fried and crispy.

I was surprised by that. Was at a sushi place and, when i do that sort of thing, I like to try things I've never tried and I like variety, so the chef obliged and two of these were on my plate:

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Was surprised they were so good.


That's how the rest of the world eats shrimp.  It's only in the US that we demand the head be removed.
 
2013-05-12 09:38:05 PM  

Lsherm: That's how the rest of the world eats shrimp.  It's only in the US that we demand the head be removed.


The eyes freak me out, same thing with crabs. We went crabbing in NC when I was a kid and don't get me wrong, it was awesome both to catch them and cook/eat, but the eyes man... THE EYES...
 
2013-05-13 01:19:26 PM  

SubBass49: MadAzza: SubBass49: I'd totally try it if I lived on the East coast.  I'd get my 4 year old daughter to try it too.  Already got her hooked on octopus...

That's too bad. They're probably smarter than she is.

And it's not that special for your little foodie (barf) to be "hooked on octopus." It's a staple to eat tako (octopus) where I live, and I live in the U.S. Too bad people here are idiots who eat intelligent animals like octopus, stolen pet dogs, and god knows what else.

"It's our culture," they say. Yeah, and their culture sucks ass.

It takes a special kind of douche-rot to talk shiat about a 4 year old girl.  Congrats.  May your coont forever reek of stale cool ranch doritos.


Where did I talk shiat about a 4-year-old? I said they're probably smarter than she is, which is proven by studies of octopus and their ability to solve problems, remember their way through mazes, and the like.

The "foodie (barf)" was just my reaction to that term, which you did not use, and which I used for effect.

If anything, I insulted you. And you're using your kid as a reason to be offended. That makes you a "douche-rot."
 
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