Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin
Lobster has long enjoyed a gourmet image, but this summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.
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It’s National Lobster Day
Today is National Lobster Day, so get crackin’ with these delicious recipes that range from lobster club sandwiches to baked stuffed lobster.
Few food destinations are more synonymous with the New England coastline than the region’s countless clam and lobster shacks, which incidentally do little for the waist line. Still, who can resist the promise of your choice of seafood, battered and fried to perfection? Here are some of the best of the New England coast.
Rare calico lobster escapes fate as dinner
- Most lobsters that are sent to Jasper White’s Summer Shack restaurant end up on a plate next to a cup of drawn butter. But on Monday, one special lobster was picked up by scientists from the New England Aquarium, destined for a research and educational center in Rhode Island.
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Scientists look for cause of lobsters’ shell disease
- Researchers at the New England Aquarium are concerned that the combination of warmer waters and human-generated pollution are triggering the disease.
Concord author pulls the lid off lobsters’ tale
- As a self-described “military brat” who spent her childhood at various locations throughout the country, Elisabeth Townsend recalls her family occasionally treating themselves to lobster for dinner - or what she then thought of as a lobster dinner.
Blogger says lobster tale was joke
- A Gloucester blogger admitted yesterday that he knew a group of lobstermen were only joking around about trying to catch lobsters that were tossed back in the ocean late last week by some Buddhists seeking good karma.