We’ve all heard the term happy as a clam but I think that would not apply to the clams that are harvested for food. Hey, I love clams as much as the next guy but I just don’t think they’re all happy even though they have that gigantic smile.
I think I would much rather be in oyster. I know that they are also harvested for food, most people I know won’t even try to eat them.￼￼￼ I love them raw on the￼ half shell. I absolutely loved them. I also love escargot which again most people I know won’t eat them.
The tragedy is I have developed and allergy to all shellfish. No more clams, Oysters, escargot, lobster, clam chowder, crab etc. you get the idea￼￼. any of these foods will put me in anaphylactic shock. As much as I love these wonderful delights, I’m not willing to die for them.
Oysters are fascinating creatures. They produce pearls. Summer valuable some are not￼. The good thing is the pearls can be harvested without killing the oysters. ￼￼the pearl is actually attempting to smooth out again of sand that got inside with a substance called nacre. It keeps coating it until it’s a pearl.
And that’s all I know about that.