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Old 12-30-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Did you know that lobster used to be a poor man's food? In the 1800s, there were so many of them off the coast of New England, that it was not uncommon for several to wash ashore after a storm. People would collect them and eat them and make sandwiches out of them.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I thik lobster is over rated, I would rather eat crab legs.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I thik lobster is over rated, I would rather eat crab legs.
Me too. I wish they weren't so much work for so little meat for the crabs we have here.

Can you imagine looking at a lobster way back then and thinking that eating it would be a good idea? I'm glad someone did and I'm glad it wasn't me.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Well, actually I don't like either lobster or crab, but that was an interesting bit of trivia.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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I refuse to eat a lobster under 2 1/2 lbs-too much work-but love large lobster tails and claws. Also love King Crab legs.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:23 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I'm trying to imagine the days where living in Maine, we could walk down the the sea shore, collect several dozen after a storm, and eat like kings -- only then kings didn't eat lobster.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:11 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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I would love to have a seaside house with a private beach that lobster and crabs washed ashore on. Wow. I do have a customer in Mystic, CT, her husband is a Greek and owns a fishing fleet, they have a dock and lobster pots. I would trade lives with her!

I love lobster claws the best, but when I eat a lobster, nothing goes to waste. I do love Maryland lumpmeat crabcakes too as a close second.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...we could walk down the the sea shore, collect several dozen after a storm, and eat like kings...
Eating dead things that wash up on the beach doesn't exactly sound like Royal Cuisine.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I thik lobster is over rated, I would rather eat crab legs.
I agree. Lobster is too rich, crab is a more subtle flavor.

Greenie, I actually knew that factoid, though I can't remember how.
I think basically meat was always more of a luxury than fish, though I guess it depended where you lived.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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How interesting! I had no idea. They certainly have evolved into a more expensive meal now!!
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