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Cicadas on the menu!

Would you eat?

Tempura cicada

Cicada kimchee

Cicada salad

Cicada nymph popcorn

Roasted cicada skewers

Apparently they are in the same family as shellfish… 🦐 so if you have a shellfish allergy, avoid.

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by Anonymousreply 43May 26, 2024 11:41 PM

Cicada ranch anyone? 🤢

by Anonymousreply 1May 8, 2024 10:09 PM

I would not.

by Anonymousreply 2May 8, 2024 10:16 PM

Hell no. I get it. In some cultures these and mice and bats and all kinds of shit are consumed. But I'd rather turn vegetarian.

by Anonymousreply 3May 8, 2024 10:19 PM

Why not? I balked at the idea 17 years ago (coming as close to picking one up and considering eating it), but today I'm more open to trying new things.

by Anonymousreply 4May 8, 2024 10:20 PM

I tried roasted crickets last year and liked them. They were nutty and crunchy. I think the exoskeleton on something so large would bother me but if I fished it out like a shrimp I don't think I would care.

by Anonymousreply 5May 8, 2024 10:22 PM


I like shrimp but prefer not to think about crustaceans too much.

by Anonymousreply 6May 8, 2024 10:28 PM

Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.

I learned that in 8th grade and never forgot it.

by Anonymousreply 7May 8, 2024 10:33 PM

i guess i might if i was in a foreign country and that's what was for dinner...

by Anonymousreply 8May 8, 2024 10:36 PM

Can't do it. Op. But this is a high protein low calorie food.

by Anonymousreply 9May 8, 2024 10:44 PM

R4 here again . . . I vaguely remember that those who were considering eating cicadas "way back when" were advised to do so just as they emerged from their shells on trees/plants. Kind of like Soft Shell Crabs.

by Anonymousreply 10May 8, 2024 11:25 PM

No, not even if I were in an adventuresome mood, because...

◦ there's a potential for parasites

◦ Cicadas spend a 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 time underground, during which they would be exposed to lead poisoning, pesticides and fertilizers, as well as fracking chemicals. They would have the potential to be concentrated repositories of such stuff. Eating them could not be healthy.

◦ Lastly, they have become susceptible to a disgusting fungus that rots their genitals off and turns them into mindless sex machines, propagating the infection to other cicadas.

Not just no, but ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑛𝑜!

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by Anonymousreply 11May 8, 2024 11:36 PM

Shit, NO. I will never willingly eat an insect.

by Anonymousreply 12May 9, 2024 4:08 AM

Eating insects as a replacement protein source is good for the environment.

by Anonymousreply 13May 9, 2024 4:16 AM

Are these insects the fellas who make all that noise during the summer? It's a peaceful noise, loud as it is, puts me to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 14May 9, 2024 4:57 AM

They scream when you pick em up. My yard is full of them flying by my face. I grabbed one for my dog to play with and it screamed

by Anonymousreply 15May 26, 2024 12:17 AM

[quote]Eating insects as a replacement protein source is good for the environment.

We're not interested.

by Anonymousreply 16May 26, 2024 12:22 AM

If only!

by Anonymousreply 17May 26, 2024 12:23 AM

Cicadas on the menu? This too shall pass.

Remember when the media was pushing Beyond Burgers and all that other fake meat crap? What happened to it?

by Anonymousreply 18May 26, 2024 12:31 AM

Klaus Schwab and those WEF guys have convinced us cows destry the ozone layer and that we should all eat bugs. While I'm sure they will not be eating bugs. Westerners were somehow induced to eat raw fish, so bugs are next.

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by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2024 12:34 AM

What twaddle! No such cicada consumption is happening or will happen.

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2024 12:38 AM


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by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2024 12:42 AM

"NYC is having a thrilling steakhouse boom"

"A herd of new steakhouses — with rockstar chefs, prime locations and megabucks designs — are opening in Manhattan."

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by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2024 12:43 AM

A herd is. Not a herd are.

by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2024 12:50 AM

Good catch.

by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2024 12:53 AM

I’ve eaten crickets. I thought they were fried but reading R5’s post now I’m thinking they may have been roasted. I was a bit anxious but they mostly tasted of crunch, sort of like a corn nut - and the sauce that accompanied them. They didn’t seem to have any particular flavor of their own.

If I hadn’t had a strong cocktail to go with, I probably would not have tried them.

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2024 1:46 AM

I wonder what the worst part is: the crunch or the inside?

by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2024 2:33 AM

The creepy little legs.

by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2024 6:21 AM

Did someone say Cricket? God damn dog, but don't worry, I've got my rifle.

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2024 6:34 AM

I just saw an Instagram post today that featured cicadas floating in Malort.

by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2024 7:06 AM

The media keeps pushing this INSECT shit on the public because of severe shortages of food that are coming in the future.

by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2024 7:09 AM

[quote]Remember when the media was pushing Beyond Burgers and all that other fake meat crap? What happened to it?

I just had a Beyond Burger yesterday at Carl's Jr. They're still around, but I didn't see them listed on the menu board and had to ask if they still had them.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2024 7:10 AM

My shishter Lorna alwaysh called me shellfish.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2024 7:12 AM

On a particularly bountiful New Years Day, my family feasted on a roasted cicada.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2024 7:20 AM

Nope, nope, nope.

by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2024 7:24 AM

Reading this makes me glad I became a mostly-vegetarian at the beginning of this year.

by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2024 8:44 AM

One cicada and I'm full.

by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2024 4:27 PM

Freeze em first

Then they can be dipped in chocolate

by Anonymousreply 38May 26, 2024 10:44 PM

No thanks!!! 🤮. I will stick with Soylent Green for now....

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by Anonymousreply 39May 26, 2024 11:03 PM

listen, I am a fat whore. I can say I never would but if you wrapped it in bacon I think we all know that I would.

by Anonymousreply 40May 26, 2024 11:21 PM

If we had bacon we wouldn't eat cicadas!

by Anonymousreply 41May 26, 2024 11:33 PM

Technically speaking, OP, cicadas are in the same PHYLUM (Arthropoda) as shellfish, not FAMILY.

by Anonymousreply 42May 26, 2024 11:35 PM

They have flown into my mouth more than once and it’s infuriating. I wouldn’t put them in there on purpose.

by Anonymousreply 43May 26, 2024 11:41 PM
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