55,000 ‘Christmas lobsters’ sold in a single week at U.K. grocery store. But what does it mean for the Maine lobster industry?
‘Tis the season for shopping and in England lobster is flying off supermarket shelves. Industry expert, The Grocer, has forecast that this Christmas lobster could be more popular than turkey in the UK. And Brits certainly have been splashing out on seafood over the last several weeks. When UK Supermarket Lidl starting promoting their ‘Christmas […]
Is Lobster Still A Luxury?
If you know a bit about the history of lobster, you likely know that lobster has not always been considered a luxury item. Back in the 1600s, lobsters were so abundant they would wash up on beaches. Considered to be ‘poor man’s food,’ lobster was often fed to prisoners and indentured servants by European colonists. […]
Lobster, ricotta and pumpkin ravioli
Serving lobster for Thanksgiving is actually more traditional than tucking into turkey, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie. Shellfish such a lobster, clams and mussels were a common part of the Native American diet in 1621 and likely formed part of the original Thanksgiving Day feast. Because I grew up in a lobster fishing family, lobster […]
Quiz: What Type Of Wine Should You Serve With Your Lobster Dinner.
We are entering the festive season and many people will be serving lobster as part of their Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years feast. But what is the best wine to serve with your special lobster dish? This quick quiz will help you find the perfect pairing – with matches for lobster fra diavolo, lobster ravioli, thermidor and […]
Don’t say ‘pig’ on boat…and 4 other odd lobster fishing superstitions.
Fishermen are known for their superstitions and lobster fishermen are no different from the rest. Maine lobster fishing superstitions differ from harbor to harbor but when I researched them for my book I found five common themes. 1. Some lobster fishermen won’t paint their boats blue, believing that a blue boat brings bad luck. 2. Other lobster fishermen won’t […]
4 Historical Facts You Might Not Know About Lobster – For National Lobster Day
Hip, hip hooray – it’s National Lobster Day! Most Mainers know a thing or two about lobster – from how to catch and cook a lobster to the difference between a Maine and a Connecticut lobster roll (Maine lobster rolls win hands down, don’t they). But you may know less about how lobster has featured in […]
Do you know your lobster fishing lingo? 5 terms that will have you talking like a lobsterman.
Clambakes – time-honored tradition or utter waste of time?
Face Off: French vs. Maine Fishing Villages (hint: they have more in common than you think)
I am a big fan of authentic fishing villages. I cherish the town of Cutler where I was born and raised and have enjoyed visiting many other lobster fishing villages along the Maine coast through the years. There is something very special – almost sacred – I feel in communities with such an intimate connection to […]