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Old 10.05.2011, 11:20
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Despite living very close, I have to admit to having never tried Dungeness Crab. They may like the warm water from the nuclear power station outfall.

I wouldn't try too hard locally. You're more likely to get Dungeness crab off the Oregon coast than in Kent.

(and very nice it is too!)
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:23
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

Well there you go DB, a comprehensive answer to your teatime question.............
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:38
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I'd so munch on a juicy dolphin steak
I'd prefer it as tartar.

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Old 10.05.2011, 11:58
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NO shellfish in the months that do not contain an R
May, June, July and August.
Hmmm....... clearly a Northern Hemisphere saying.

Our saying differs a little in the Southern Hemisphere.

"Shellfish and Beer can only be consumed on any day ending with 'Y' "



However it's an interesting point (crustacean related) that this IS the approach that Australians have for eating Mud Crab.
However, this is an 'availability' issue (Winter), not a religious or moral reason.

If you can get a decent muddy in June-August..... the day with "Y" overrules.
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:00
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Hmmm....... clearly a Northern Hemisphere saying.

Our saying differs a little in the Southern Hemisphere.

"Shellfish and Beer can only be consumed on any day ending with 'Y' "



However it's an interesting point (crustacean related) that this IS the approach that Australians have for eating Mud Crab.
However, this is an 'availability' issue (Winter), not a religious or moral reason.

If you can get a decent muddy in June-August..... the day with "Y" overrules.
theres a thursday in july............
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:12
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

R in the month thingy is due to algal whatchmacallits.
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:18
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R in the month thingy is due to algal whatchmacallits.
for oysters the reproduction takes place from june-september therefore the "R" thing. The saying comes for the following reasons:
- in the past before oyster farming to let the oysters reproduce
- nowadays you can still eat an oyster in the "R" months but it will have a "milky" liquid which is the semen (oyster is hermaphrodite).
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:21
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for oysters the reproduction takes place from june-september therefore the "R" thing. The saying comes for the following reasons:
- in the past before oyster farming to let the oysters reproduce
- nowadays you can still eat an oyster in the "R" months but it will have a "milky" liquid which is the semen (oyster is hermaphrodite).
God. This is the romantic bit?

Actually, we had pretty bad toxic algal bloom last year, nobody was swimming much in Lake Geneva in our area, you could clearly see it and it stank. I wouldn't eat the perche.
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:24
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God. This is the romantic bit?
oyster have properties that can make some of our beloved EF posters dream: they can change sex between reproduction season. A general observation is that as they get older oyster tend to stick to female gender. I leave interpreration to you
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:29
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God. This is the romantic bit?
At least mussels are either male or female, but there is no romance. The male discharges his sperm into the sea, and any passing female (mussel) swallows it with her lunch
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Old 10.05.2011, 12:31
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for oysters the reproduction takes place from june-september therefore the "R" thing. The saying comes for the following reasons:
- in the past before oyster farming to let the oysters reproduce
- nowadays you can still eat an oyster in the "R" months but it will have a "milky" liquid which is the semen (oyster is hermaphrodite).


Ahh, more firmly establishing my "thanks but no thanks" opinion regarding shellfish.

Yes, yes, I know it's odd, I love sushi with sea urchin roe on it but can't bear the idea of eating oysters, let alone oysters with semen.
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oyster have properties that can make some of our beloved EF posters dream: they can change sex between reproduction season. A general observation is that as they get older oyster tend to stick to female gender. I leave interpreration to you
Smart animals. Do they also eat the remaining males after they use them? Spider style?

I kinda see why people have to numb their mouths with lemon and champagne, really.
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Old 10.05.2011, 20:14
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

Oysters yuck ! It's the principle that gets me.
It's the only animal I know that is actually eaten alive.
That's so....
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It's the only animal I know that is actually eaten alive.
Spiders, too, so I've been told.

Although one is generally not aware of having eaten one...
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Although one is generally not aware of having eaten one...
Those black spiders in Cambodia, fried and juicy mmmm...
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Oysters yuck ! It's the principle that gets me.
It's the only animal I know that is actually eaten alive.
You've never cycled through a cloud of flies then.

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Although one is generally not aware of having eaten one...
Ignorance is bliss. If you sleep on your back with your mouth hanging open.....they love to lower themselves down from the ceiling into those dark damp places.
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they love to lower themselves down from the ceiling into those dark damp places.
In that case, I shall continue to sleep on my back!
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Ignorance is bliss. If you sleep on your back with your mouth hanging open.....they love to lower themselves down from the ceiling into those dark damp places.
Oh great I'm going to have trouble sleeping tonight.... thanks

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Those black spiders in Cambodia, fried and juicy mmmm...
Sure they were spiders? I was there last week, but didn't see any spiders at any of the local snack stands. I had cricket and some massive bug with wings. (Cricket was ok, the other bug was clearly overcooked... not crunchy at all anymore.)
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Oh great I'm going to have trouble sleeping tonight.... thanks
No, they do a lot of good really. Spiders often crawl into your ears and build a web across your ear canal to trap all the other bugs and parasites that creep in there at night to feast on your ear wax and dead skin cells.
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