Belly Up to the Bug Bar
4:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Cicadas on the Menu

As the 17-year cicadas emerge from the ground, millions of birds will be feasting – and a few people plan to join the party.  They're  harvesting, cooking and eating these insects which experts say are high in protein, and low in fat and cholesterol.  Clever cooks have even incorporated cicadas into tacos and pizza, sushi, chili and chocolate chip cookies.

Join (if you dare) Sandy Hausman at one of the first dinner parties to celebrate the coming of cicadas.

Experts say that due to the prolific use of pesticides it is not recommended to eat any bug without knowing its origins are safe.