While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Pinch me! March 9 is National Crab Meat Day.
There's nothing like the fruit of the sea, and delving into a crab meat dish is a surefire way to feel the spray of the sea on your face.
Crab meat is a favorite across many cultures' cuisines because it is slightly sweet, soft and has a delicate texture and taste. The most common crabs used for cooking are brown, blue, blue swimming and red swimming crabs.
You can also serve up claws or claw fingers, which are best used in soups because of their strong flavor. But one of the best things to make with fresh crab meat are crab cakes! Just don't get, err, crabby if things don't go your way today.