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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

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Apparently we're having mussels for tea.

I'd rather eat my own earwax.

Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
They come with chips?
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:06
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No way - OH loves them!
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:06
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I just can't stop thinking about their eating habits. (The mussels, that is, not the locals - Though some of those are not too special either.)
What do they eat?
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:07
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

where to eat mussels?
Not in a landlocked country, that's for sure.

French coast, preferably near the la Manche des Merdes where they can be fattened up by passing bilge
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:08
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it's plebian food! Moules frites is like fish & chips in the UK.
Yeah but I'd say a good fish n chips is higher than moules frites. When I was in the States (Maine) I had a clam chowder in a bread roll. That was awesome.

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I don't really know what they are called, the slimy sea things. Argh...But they were slurping it so probably oysters, you are right.
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Oysters I love even more than mussels. I can open and eat 2 dozen in a row!

PS: any couple planing to have kids is highly recommended to encourage male partner to have oysters.
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:09
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where to eat mussels?
Not in a landlocked country, that's for sure.
Too right, I don't eat seafood in Switzerland.
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Yeah but I'd say a good fish n chips is higher than moules frites. When I was in the States (Maine) I had a clam chowder in a bread roll. That was awesome.

That ones seems like Airport clam showdah
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Yeah but I'd say a good fish n chips is higher than moules frites. When I was in the States (Maine) I had a clam chowder in a bread roll. That was awesome.


ohh my god! please stop posting this. it's a torture.
It's all the seafood i like to eat and I will probably have just a regular diner tonight
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:12
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Too right, I don't eat seafood in Switzerland.
Manor has very good seafood quality.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

i love them tooooo! growing up by the sea we would pick them when we went out fishing and go home and cook them up- so good. same with oysters but we'd just eat them raw on the way home . i sure do like them but i guess eating them when i was younger gave me a taste for them. nothing posh about either i'd say, in fact the wealthier kids wouldn't even touch them. mussels are by far my favorite though, in a paella or white wine and buttery sauce, and moules and frites, as was said above is anything but fancy, though they are delicious...
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What do they eat?
Officially, it is plankton. Basically, they filter up whatever is in the seawater.
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Manor has very good seafood quality.
I sometimes get Tuna from Coop or Jelmoli (not much difference in price or quality) but I'm not sure if I trust the freshness of scallops, which is in my top 3 or 4 favourite seafoods. Would you recommend I try the scallops in Manor?
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

nah, im not sure about eating the seafood here either if only the perch from lac leman, though it's not a favorite of mine. all the seafood we don't eat here we make up for in costa rica and new york where my family clams, spearfishes and cooks it all up. the hardest part about living in switzerland is the landlocked part but thankfully the good veggies and chocolate keep me going

that bread bowl of clam chowder is new england clam chowder and it is delicious. i'm guessing from the plastic it's not the airport but one of those outdoor seafood shacks on the harbor somewhere. yum. love a good clam chowder- now i've gotta start dinner!
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Manor has very good seafood quality.
take Moules from a Brasserie in northern France.
take Moules from anywhere in Switzerland.

I'd take the ones that have not been frozen - taste, texture, there's no comparison.

lake fish is very good here, that's true. There is a Gasthaus on the Seedamm that does locally-caught stuff at a reasonable price and will give you more if you ask when they collect the plate
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I sometimes get Tuna from Coop or Jelmoli (not much difference in price or quality) but I'm not sure if I trust the freshness of scallops, which is in my top 3 or 4 favourite seafoods. Would you recommend I try the scallops in Manor?
yes you find scallop and queen scallop. Check the days when they have seafood delivered (in fribourg it's tuesday and friday).
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Officially, it is plankton. Basically, they filter up whatever is in the seawater.
it's shellfish and shellfish tends to be a bottom feeder

it's an eat-shit-and-die lifestyle, typically...
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that bread bowl of clam chowder is new england clam chowder and it is delicious. i'm guessing from the plastic it's not the airport but one of those outdoor seafood shacks on the harbor somewhere. yum. love a good clam chowder- now i've gotta start dinner!
Plastic + plastic cup+ lighting. I had the same in LAX once.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

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Apparently we're having mussels for tea.

I'd rather eat my own earwax.

Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
Nope. I do not eat seafood in any shape or form.

Let us know how the earwax tastes.
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:24
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take Moules from a Brasserie in northern France.
take Moules from anywhere in Switzerland.

I'd take the ones that have not been frozen - taste, texture, there's no comparison.

lake fish is very good here, that's true. There is a Gasthaus on the Seedamm that does locally-caught stuff at a reasonable price and will give you more if you ask when they collect the plate
OK you have to know that even the brasserie in north france receives its seafood from a central market called Rungis in Paris suburbs. It's the same market that delivers seafood to Geneva and other places in Switzerland. I never buy frozen seafood it's against the will and ethics of my palate.

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