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(Foodbeast)   So apparently, Lobster used to be the "cockroach of the sea"   (foodbeast.com) divider line 150
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2014-02-13 02:36:31 PM
Was the 'Obvious' tag caught in a trap?
 
2014-02-13 02:44:19 PM
And now that OP is on board, everybody in the world now knows this.
 
2014-02-13 02:44:33 PM
It still is.  Pigs eat everything and anything too but we're still going to eat bacon
 
2014-02-13 02:45:44 PM
What a terrible article.
 
2014-02-13 02:45:47 PM
Was the Obvious tag too busy stuffing its face with cheese biscuits?
 
2014-02-13 02:46:12 PM
I call it that when I try to explain to people why I'm really not into it.
 
2014-02-13 02:46:46 PM
everyone knows this, parker

yeah, well, did you know auctioneers make horrible cashiers?
 
2014-02-13 02:47:00 PM
Poor Pinchy!
 
2014-02-13 02:47:18 PM
That's cock-a-roach, subby
 
2014-02-13 02:47:41 PM
Hate the way they smell, the only lobster roll I ever had was awful, and I refuse to eat what appears to be a giant scorpion that's still sufficiently armed to fend off the diner.
 
2014-02-13 02:47:47 PM
Could you imagine being the first cave comedian that told the joke about the first cave guy to eat a lobster or an oyster?

Then like the next epoch some Cro-Mencia steals the joke and does it at the Rocksy to a full house?
 
2014-02-13 02:47:52 PM
"In Massachusetts, some of the servants finally rebelled. They had it put into their contracts that they would not be forced to eat lobster more than three times a week"

http://www.gma.org/lobsters/allaboutlobsters/lobsterhistory.html

Funny how our perceptions change over time.
 
2014-02-13 02:48:01 PM
I have to assume that this article was posted so that we can throw insults at the author for breathlessly telling us what everyone already knew.

/did you know Christmas is based on a pagan holiday?
//bacon is really good you guys
 
2014-02-13 02:48:19 PM
Wait, there is still anyone who didn't know this?

I don't know how many times I have seen it so far: lobsters used to be feed to prisoners then they had to stop it because it was considered cruel and unusual punishment.
 
2014-02-13 02:48:30 PM
So what's the earwig of the sea? Moray eel?
 
2014-02-13 02:48:31 PM
lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-02-13 02:49:09 PM
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2014-02-13 02:49:21 PM
Next contender:  hagfish (a.k.a. "slime eel").

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-13 02:49:55 PM
But were they buying the lobsters with their EBT cards?
 
2014-02-13 02:50:08 PM
Ya ever notice how much lobster tastes like soap? The rich foods ain't always the tastiest.
 
2014-02-13 02:50:33 PM
I'm planning to get a rec permit for lobster and haul them up in a hoop trap this Summer from a kayak, so I;m getting a kick out of this.
 
2014-02-13 02:50:37 PM
I'll take a nice NY Strip over lobster any day....and about 10 other cuts of beef.
 
2014-02-13 02:50:39 PM
And crabs are sea spiders. Your point being...?
 
2014-02-13 02:50:48 PM
Actually, that explains something that I always wondered about when reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House.

Mr. Guppy makes a point of supping on "lobster and lettuce." I wondered how someone who was on the verge of being broke all the time could afford a dish like that. Now I know.
 
2014-02-13 02:51:02 PM
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Obligatory.
 
2014-02-13 02:51:45 PM
Snails are disgusting animals, slowly oozing along leaving behind a disgusting film of snot like material.  Escargot are a delicacy, given enough garlic butter.
 
2014-02-13 02:52:11 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: "In Massachusetts, some of the servants finally rebelled. They had it put into their contracts that they would not be forced to eat lobster more than three times a week"

http://www.gma.org/lobsters/allaboutlobsters/lobsterhistory.html

Funny how our perceptions change over time.


hmmmm...i'm thinking...if i ever have a contract, perhaps this should be in it
 
2014-02-13 02:52:12 PM

PunkTiger: And crabs are sea spiders. Your point being...?


Galloping sea spiders

/things that gallop are tasty
 
2014-02-13 02:52:26 PM

scottydoesntknow: Was the 'Obvious' tag caught in a trap?


We need a "Romero" tag.
 
2014-02-13 02:52:31 PM
And crabs are giant sea spiders.
 
2014-02-13 02:52:56 PM
Stone crab FTW

www.plumleegulfbeachrealty.com
 
2014-02-13 02:53:20 PM
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And when there was no cockroach to be found, we ate sand.
 
2014-02-13 02:54:25 PM
Wow welcome to the 20th century subby.
 
2014-02-13 02:54:47 PM
Prisoners in Maine used to whine about being served lobster all the time.  Ribs, wings and all the other odd parts used to be the cheapest cuts of meat.  People learned to do tasty things with the cheap food, now we pay a premium for it. The world turns, carry on.
 
2014-02-13 02:55:03 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: "In Massachusetts, some of the servants finally rebelled. They had it put into their contracts that they would not be forced to eat lobster more than three times a week"

http://www.gma.org/lobsters/allaboutlobsters/lobsterhistory.html

Funny how our perceptions change over time.


Kopi Luwak.
 
2014-02-13 02:55:13 PM

Ambitwistor: Next contender:  hagfish (a.k.a. "slime eel").

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I see your slime eel, I raise you a Brazilian trouser snake.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-13 02:55:43 PM

lemurs: [img.fark.net image 306x413]

Obligatory.


Alternate universe?
Just visit Cambodia.

s1.hubimg.com
 
2014-02-13 02:55:51 PM
Erica Shecter -
A hungry American expat living in London, Erica has an insatiable appetite for all things meat

Giggity!

/What did the article say about lobsters?
 
2014-02-13 02:55:58 PM
I have seen recipes for mock chicken legs, made from veal. Depression food.
 
2014-02-13 02:57:15 PM

DrunkWithImpotence: Funny how our perceptions change over time.


It sounds like the big breakthrough was cooking them live.
 
2014-02-13 02:57:38 PM
It used to be fed to prisoners as well, along with chocolate.
And anyone from New England will tell you, lobster once every few weeks and only during warm seasons.  More than that is just excessive and not worth the effort.
 
2014-02-13 02:58:14 PM
trying to decide what to cook the wife for valentines.  lobster sure would be easy.

/ probably going with scallops.
 
2014-02-13 02:58:42 PM
This just in: poor people food ('waste' parts, snails, lobsters, etc.) eventually became delicacies as they required better preparation and thus delivered enhanced flavor.

I've never had lobster, for exactly this reason... Hell, the tails look like big bugs. Gross.
 
2014-02-13 02:59:41 PM
has anybody said that this article needs the obvious tag yet...because while lobsters are the cockroaches or they sea they are still DELICIOUS!!!
 
2014-02-13 02:59:50 PM
If you're ever wondering why eating lobster regularly was considered cruel...consider this: They probably didn't serve them with butter in the prisons/servants quarters.

/butterless lobster...ketchupless liver.
 
2014-02-13 03:00:03 PM

Prey4reign: Snails are disgusting animals, slowly oozing along leaving behind a disgusting film of snot like material.  Escargot are a delicacy, given enough garlic butter.


have you seen the escargot kit at walmart, or other supermarkets? i have had escargot many times and enjoyed it, but this just seems off-putting to me
 
2014-02-13 03:00:54 PM

flondrix: DrunkWithImpotence: Funny how our perceptions change over time.

It sounds like the big breakthrough was cooking them live.


And with that came a whole new way to make it costly. Imagine if beef were the same way...
 
2014-02-13 03:01:51 PM
Did you know that there really is an oldest trick in the book?
 
2014-02-13 03:02:10 PM
I'm allergic to all that nasty crap anyway, so I wonder what people thought when every so often somebody would swell up and choke to death a few minutes after eating it. I also wonder if the Semitic food laws about it have anything to do with that.
 
2014-02-13 03:02:50 PM
I make a pretty good baked stuffed lobster. The trick is to put a bed of good stuffing down in the shell,  interleave scallop slices and the lobster pieces on top of the stuffing, then drizzle it all in a high-quality lobster bisque. The baking part is actually optional if you do it right.

That said, plain lobster is... plain. Lobster absorbs the flavors around it, hence the common use of butter or lemon juice.

I read an article about the Maine coastal islands in which a local reminiscesces about the old days when if they saw someone walking home with a few lobsters they said "There goes a man who can't afford bologna."
 
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