Cicadas are back, cicadas are snacks!
Now that summer is here, Brood X, a brood of cicadas that have lain dormant for 17 years, is finally emerging! Loud, numerous, and nutritious, these cicadas are actually edible! Our very own Professor Martha Weiss, an evolutionary ecologist and cicada stan, shared some insights into the best ways to prepare these “tree shrimp” for eating in the Washington Post food section! Though not for everyone, cicadas are a great snack with a fascinating developmental cycle: https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/05/05/cicadas-cooking-recipes/ (new window)