While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Consider the lobster - June 15 is National Lobster Day!
Although this fruit of the sea graces many tables across North America, we didn't develop a taste for the crustacean until the mid-1800s. You can thank your fellow Bostonians and New Yorkers for that, as well as the invention of the lobster smack, a special boat that created a livelihood for lobster men everywhere.
Pre-smack, the bottom-feeding lobster was a mark of culinary poverty and only considered food for indentured servants and the poor in Maine and Massachusetts. Now, it's one of our favorite luxuries.
So - whaddya waiting for? Get cracking!
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