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Offline svrn

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cicada season
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:40:51 am »
Cicadas are about to pop up again where imat and it seems like there will be lots of free food for me.

do i eat the whole thing with the wings and gead and arms or do i take those off first?
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Re: cicada season
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 04:06:36 am »
looks like, when they are cooked, people eat the whole thing. 

I bet they are much like raw shrimp, the exoskeleton can be chewed up but it wont fully digest.

also this.froma  NYT article  "Even the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle gobbled them up: in his 4th century B.C. text Historia Animalium, he noted that the young nymphs are tastier than mature bugs, which have a harder exoskeleton, and that among adults, the egg-laden females are best. "

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2078830,00.html


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Re: cicada season
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 04:39:35 am »
How do you plan on catching them?
As the come out of the ground? Or when they are mature?
I'd like to try it -- but no clue what to do.
Thanks.

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Re: cicada season
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 05:09:03 am »
as soon as i see them i will try one. Just not in the city since theres so much spraying here. Ill do it upstate.

i hear they are very easy to catch. Like they just wait for you to pick them up.
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Re: cicada season
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 07:06:58 am »
I worked on a Vietnamese Buddhist temple, and I remember the children going out into the woods and bringing back gallon jugs full of cicadas.  They lightly pan fried them and made them a part of a large banquet with rice, fish soup and lots of other strange foods. This was in my pre paleo days so I didn't eat any.

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