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A Magicicada periodical cicada walks up a tree in Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC on May 19, 2021. – Some are waiting for their arrival with trepidation, others are curious what they might taste like: Americans are swapping tips on how best to weather the storm when billions of cicadas soon emerge en masse after 17 years underground. Before invading parks and people’s gardens, the insects have already conquered the airwaves, social media and newspapers, especially in parts of the eastern, central and southern United States where “Brood X” is due to emerge. (Photo by Eva HAMBACH / AFP) (Photo by EVA HAMBACH/AFP via Getty Images)
David George Gordon (aka The Bug Chef), award-winning author of “The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook,” joins Anna to tell us everything we want to know if you have a desire to eat cicadas.