Food in the trees

We saw plenty of cicadas in the forest and Weihai — louder and bigger than in Shanghai. In many parts of Shandong, cicadas are eaten, and we spotted several people ‘angling’ for them — using a rod with some dough on the top — to be taken home to be fried.

Everyone asked said they’re super healthy and high in protein. (If the idea of eating cicadas seems weird to you, it’s worth asking the question: “What’s normal?” The answer for everyone is always: Home.