As cicadas emerge in the US after 17 years, insect delicacies take over social media

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Cicadas, the red-eyed bugs who spend most of their lives underground, have returned to the US after 17 long years. And intriguingly, swarms of the insects invading American backyards this summer have also inspired dishes in their kitchens. Seeing the emergence of Brood X, one of the largest periodical cicada broods, people all across the US are trying to make the most of it, through creating cicada delicacies.

These insects are low in fat and high in protein, according to Cicada Safari, an app created to monitor their movement in the US. Many scientists and food experts have even called

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Danbury farmers market earns grant to help public access healthy food

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DANBURY — A $13,250 grant will again provide community members in need with access to fresh produce at the annual farmer’s market.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation gifted the funds for CityCenter Danbury’s farmers market, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday beginning June 25 until Oct. 29 at the Danbury Railway Museum.

The foundation gave the farmer’s market a $38,000 grant last year and has given the Danbury Farmer’s Market Community Collaborative about $300,000 over the past 12 years.

“This significant level of funding is hugely appreciated by the Collaborative and the Danbury community,” Peggy Zamore,

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Vegetarians and non-vegetarians embrace different motives for adopting a plant-based diet

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Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians are motivated to adopt (or to consider adopting) a plant-based diet for health reasons. However, vegetarians are more strongly motivated to pursue a plant-based diet for animal rights and environmental reasons than non-vegetarians. These findings come from a study published in the journal Collabra: Psychology.

Interest in plant-based nutrition has been steadily rising in Western culture, likely due to growing concerns about sustainability and the environment. Still, a vegetarian diet remains an unpopular choice — the majority of Westerners are non-vegetarians.

Researcher Christopher J. Hopwood and his team were interested in exploring how the motivations for

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Weber Workshops Unlocks The Key GrinderDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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Weber Key Grinder 7

The Weber Workshops Key Grinders next to a Weber EG-1. All images courtesy of Weber Workshops.

Weber Workshops has wasted no time in moving onto its next major release. The Nevada-based equipment maker has this month revealed the Key Grinder, a motorized sibling to the HG-2 manual grinder launched just last month.

Slimmer and faster than its manual counterpart, the electric Key grinder maintains the same 83-millimeter titanium-nitride-coated conical burr set and fine-threaded adjustment mechanism of the HG-2.

Weber Key Grinder burr set

It offers similarly durable all-metal construction, a magnetically centered receptacle platform, the optional “Magic Tumbler” receptacle that attaches by magnets directly

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2021 Specialty Coffee Consumption Trends Outlined in New NCA/SCA ReportDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

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2021 specialty coffee trends

The United States National Coffee Association (NCA) and Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) have joined forces to release a report that dives headlong into specialty coffee consumption trends.

A kind of specialty-category-focused compendium to the NCA’s annual National Coffee Data Trends publication, released earlier this year, the report illuminates the myriad ways specialty coffee consumption has been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The data shows that 73% of specialty coffee drinkers are more likely to miss their regular coffee shops, which shows how important local coffee businesses are to our daily lives in many places,” SCA CEO Yannis Apostolopoulos said in

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The Tricolate Brewer Might Be The Best New Coffee Maker Under $60

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When it comes to news you can brew, look no further than your old friends here at Sprudge. That’s why today we are taking a look at a brand new brewing device hailing from The Land Down Under, the Tricolate. Focusing on ease of use and consistency, the Tricolate brings together many popular elements from other brewing gear into one single device.

The Tricolate (pronounced Trick-o-late, a portmanteau of “trickle”, or possibly “Tritan”—the type of plastic used to make the brewer—and “percolate”) has been floating around the coffee internet since 2019, but hasn’t been available for purchase until earlier

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