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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 20
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2013-05-12 03:19:47 PM
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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 03:52:55 AM
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Bender The Offender: Lsherm: Back in the 80's we ate them deep fried when they came out.  They weren't unpleasant tasting - sort of sweet with a nice crunch.  Definitely worth trying at least once.

1979, 1996, 2013. Math is fundamental. I'm not going to let you trick me into eating bugs with your lies.


There are different cicadas with different cycles. I remember a huge, huge spawn of them in Virginia sometime in the early 1980s. I only wish I knew they were edible, then. I could've stored away hundreds of pounds of the dizzy little buggers... cute bugs, really, they're so completely incompetent at flying, too. But, they taste like shrimp? Come to papa.
2013-05-12 02:41:20 AM
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Bucky Katt: Boy, am I glad I'm not a foodie.  Ick.


Yeah. Even when I was a little kid, I realized that the "I-can-eat-way-grosser-stuff-than-you-and-not-cry-or-nothin'!" game was sort of farking retarded. Just don't feel compelled to play the adult version.
2013-05-12 08:29:03 AM
1 votes:
here is where they'd end up in my yard

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2013-05-12 08:04:22 AM
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2013-05-12 07:58:08 AM
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How about no.


Excuse me, waiter? There's a bug in my food.
2013-05-12 04:56:20 AM
1 votes:

miss diminutive: tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: Bleh, I think I'll pass.

I'm with you, I just have a feeling it would be a texture thing, as in their icky in'erds.

Yeah, just the thought of the crunch when biting into them is enough to turn me off.

Heh, yeah I'll stick with m&m's.

They cover all the important food groups anyway. Chocolate, nuts, ummmm..

.food dyes...


Guess where some of those food dyes come from? Insects.
2013-05-12 04:52:04 AM
1 votes:

Bender The Offender: Lsherm: Back in the 80's we ate them deep fried when they came out.  They weren't unpleasant tasting - sort of sweet with a nice crunch.  Definitely worth trying at least once.

1979, 1996, 2013. Math is fundamental. I'm not going to let you trick me into eating bugs with your lies.


I'll just mention again something my sister told me - some restaurant in Indiana had them as appetizers last time around. Her friend who is allergic to shell-fish got some, and apparently found out he was allergic to the cicadas as well. Obviously I'm no doctor/scientist whatever, just recounting a third hand tale, but if you have food allergies, I'd be careful about ordering them without Benadryl on hand or whatever.
2013-05-12 04:05:09 AM
1 votes:
Opps wrong thread.
2013-05-12 03:39:10 AM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Back in the 80's we ate them deep fried when they came out.  They weren't unpleasant tasting - sort of sweet with a nice crunch.  Definitely worth trying at least once.


1979, 1996, 2013. Math is fundamental. I'm not going to let you trick me into eating bugs with your lies.
2013-05-12 03:30:36 AM
1 votes:
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2013-05-12 03:30:33 AM
1 votes:
Yeah maybe they taste kinda bay shrimp with their shells on. Which taste kinda shiatty with their shells off. Nonetheless after case of beer spend trying to get enough for a gumbo or etouffee, they might be ok with plenty of hot sauce . Doesn't quite seem worth the effort, except as a sort of sport. Or you could go shoot a deer, reduce a road hazard/ agricultural pest and fill up your freezer with meat.
2013-05-12 03:02:06 AM
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2013-05-12 02:43:49 AM
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: Bleh, I think I'll pass.

I'm with you, I just have a feeling it would be a texture thing, as in their icky in'erds.


Yeah, just the thought of the crunch when biting into them is enough to turn me off.
2013-05-12 02:39:01 AM
1 votes:
I had a hard enough time getting used to eating mud bugs, I mean crawdads, crayfish, whatever.  Now I'm supposed to eat REAL bugs?!?

Okay ;)
2013-05-12 02:36:31 AM
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 Anyway, like I was sayin', cicadas is the fruit of the land. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, cicada-kabobs, cicada creole, cicada gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple cicada , lemon cicada,coconut cicada, pepper cicada, cicada soup, cicada stew, cicada salad, cicada and potatoes, cicada burger, cicada sandwich. That- that's about it.
2013-05-12 02:27:26 AM
1 votes:
Boy, am I glad I'm not a foodie.  Ick.
2013-05-12 02:18:06 AM
1 votes:

Tabletop: I DNRTFA, but the cicada expert on NPR said there was some evidence that cicadas are mercury accumulators, like tuna. A little googling turned up http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/05/040531214618.htm, I don't know how reliable a source science daily is, and I DNRTFA either.


Well, you only get to eat them every 17 years, so there's that
2013-05-12 02:15:19 AM
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I DNRTFA, but the cicada expert on NPR said there was some evidence that cicadas are mercury accumulators, like tuna. A little googling turned up http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/05/040531214618.htm, I don't know how reliable a source science daily is, and I DNRTFA either.
2013-05-11 11:49:33 PM
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