So much of travel is experiencing news tastes and smells. Coming soon to a taqueria near you in the United States, but only on a limited basis: cicada tacos.
Cicada Tacos Available After 17-Year Wait
Cicadas are fascinating. In North America, these harmless insects spend most of their lives underground, emerging every 17 years or so to mate. 2021 is the year of the cicada, as millions have awoken and males can now be heard “singing” as they look to attract females to reproduce.
Chefs have discovered that these little insects are quite tasty, and are crafting them in a number of dishes, including tacos:
These special, limited-time-only sauteed cicada tacos were 17 years in the making 🌮 pic.twitter.com/T5T9dbsjdc
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 21, 2021
As a lover of shrimp tacos, I’m intrigued…
Of course not everyone is happy:
Humans suck wide. ‘Hey! This living thing has been hanging around for 17 years…let’s eat the bastard!’ And that @Reuters seems to think that idea is just peachy is extremely irritating. So tired of humans destroying everything.
— DrAnnInStPaul-SuckItWSJ 🤓🐈🐈🤓👑👨🏻🎸🎹🥁🎸🎤 (@libsechumanist) May 21, 2021
— Brandon Christopher (@Brandon72433129) May 21, 2021
— Heather 📚 (@LadyElinorD) May 21, 2021
But as enter the weekend, I know what kind of tacos I will be looking for this weekend…
Will you be looking for cicada tacos this weekend?