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A Salute to the Octopus

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Octopus. Read the word and you’re drawn amongst eight writhing arms into an alien world.  A world of surprising intelligence and the ability to navigate a maze2 or open a jar without hands or a backbone5. The octopus is more than meets the eye, and the more one studies it the more surprises surface. Octopuses […]

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August Makes Grilling Seafood a Hot Topic

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It seems like summer 2018 has been milder than usual so far, but we all know that we’re not out of the woods yet.  If the heat this August packs its usual punch, we’ll all be scrambling for ways to avoid the oppressive temperatures and humidity. When it comes to making dinner, grilling seafood outside […]

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The Clambake – Summer’s Movable Feast

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One of my cherished  childhood memories is of the annual clambake held by a group of which my mother was secretary. The bustle of the gathering crowd. The smell of seaweed. The steam wafting through the air. The dangerously heavy paper  plates as we’d sit down to indulge in the feast. Most who grew up […]

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A Sampling of Unusual Seafood Rules the World Over

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Rules, rules, rules. They’re everywhere and everyone runs into trouble with one at some point or another. And yet, we need them to avoid total chaos. While some rules take the form of actual laws, others are more subtle points of etiquette that can still pack quite a clout if you fall into breaking one. […]

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Sustainable Seafood – Crucial to Fishermen and Fish Alike

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Before explaining the sustainable seafood movement, let’s go over the history that made it necessary. The 1950’s were a new and exciting time for Americans. Airplane travel to exotic, faraway lands was a possibility.  People were using previously unheard of technologies at work and at home that were now commonplace, and gathered around a television […]

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