The invitation came by email.
Montclair State University invited me to lunch. On the menu: cicadas.
It turns out the university’s assistant professor of anthropology Cortni Borgerson has been marinating, searing, coating, boiling, rolling and slicing bugs ever since she began working on her Ph.D in Madagascar 15 years ago. There she feasted on sakondry, aka the bacon bug, a nutritious (lots of protein) alternative, she and her colleagues hope, will replace consuming critically endangered lemurs in the island nation.
Now she’s in New Jersey, living in Montclair and teaching and studying all about sustainable food sources, environmental