Cicada recipes!

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    May 20, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    Includes soft-shelled cicadas and cicada-rhubarb pie. I'm tempted....

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    May 21, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidBut you wouldn't eat the poutine I offered you?


    Is it made out of bugs? icon_confused.gif
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    May 21, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    I am very interested in trying some recipes using insects. Prepared properly they are probably delicious and also very nutritious.
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    May 24, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    Anything deep fried, covered in chocolate and rolled in confectioner's sugar would be delicious.
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    May 24, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    Correct me if I'm wrong, guys who know this zoological stuff, but aren't creatures like lobsters, crab, shrimp, crawfish, etc, very similar to insects, only bigger? They're all arthropods, right?

    And I eat all that seafood. Still, I'm not ready to eat insects quite yet. Maybe because, unless they're quite large, I'd have to eat the whole thing, not just the inside, like I can do with a crab or lobster.
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    May 24, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    These bugs are emerging from the ground in huge numbers out at our farm. This is "brood II" of the "17 year" cidadas (multiple broods, multiple types) and it's a big one.

    They crawl out of the ground at night, making a hole in the dirt. They then crawl up on to trees, the house, anything vertical, attach themselves, and leave little shells after they emerge into a full blown cidaca. When they first emerge they're white and maggot-looking; they develop color over the next few hours, and aren't able to fly away for a day or two at least.

    The trees will be noisy noish noisy with their calls later in the summer.

    For now, it's just gross. You can't walk outside after dark without smushing bunches of them.

    We had cicadas every summer when I grew up in Texas - must have been a different kind, cause the numbers were nothing like this.
  • RaggedyMan

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    May 24, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    ew
  • calibro

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    May 24, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
    cidada?
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    May 24, 2013 9:38 PM GMT
    calibro saidcidada?


    Betch. Fixed.
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    May 28, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    Shawnathan said*Bitch


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  • LJay

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    May 28, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
    Here in the Capitol of the Confederacy we really cannot grow rhubarb. The hot summers prevent it. We must, therefore, depend on the produce market or the supermarket freezer. This raises the price of something that ought to be free to the grubby hands of every schoolboy to astronomical levels.

    If you think I am intentionally mixing BUGS with precious rhubarb, you are out of your mind.
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    May 29, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    Ants are quite tasty actually, they gots a lemony zing to them.