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Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Cooking Whole Live Lobster: A Photo Tutorial

Now that you’ve conquered crab, try lobster, with our step-by-step photo tutorial to buying, cooking, and serving live lobster. Includes recipe for a luxurious lobster salad sandwich with homemade lemon-tarragon mayonnaise.

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Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Cook, Clean, and Serve Whole Crab Like a Local: A Photo Tutorial

Have no fear, newcomers: now’s the time to learn how to cook and eat crab like a local. Yes, it’s winter, and that means Dungeness crab season is in full swing. Bay Area Bites takes you through a photographic step-by-step for cooking, cleaning, and serving whole live crab.

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Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They’re Still Delicious

Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They’re Still Delicious

| January 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Prawns will rub themselves when dabbed with acid. And hermit crabs show stress-related behavior after getting shocked out of their shells. Now scientists find that British shore crabs can learn to avoid an electric shock — a key sign that crustaceans really do experience pain.

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Interview with Nopa’s Jeff Hanak

Interview with Nopa’s Jeff Hanak

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nopa Restaurant is a San Francisco success story: farm to table food, late night hours and stellar service. Mary Ladd interviews partner-owner Jeff Hanak, who shares his holiday traditions and Bay Area food favorites.

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Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

Let the Cracking Begin! Dungeness Crab Season is Underway

| November 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last year something was missing from Thanksgiving festivities in the Bay Area–Dungeness crab. Crabbers were on strike but fortunately, that was not the case this year. Here are some places to find Dungeness in the Bay Area.

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Crab Rangoon: Something from Something Else.

Crab Rangoon: Something from Something Else.

| March 20, 2009 | 6 Comments

Last week, I accepted a dinner invitation from an ex-boyfriend to dine with two old, out-of-town friends at Bar Crudo. It would seem that I can be lured nearly anywhere by the promise of raw shellfish and wine.

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A Fine Case of Crabs.

A Fine Case of Crabs.

| February 6, 2009 | 2 Comments

Early this week, I received a rather frantic phone call from a friend of mine.

“Hi, I know I only call you when I need a favor…”, she said, which is entirely untrue.

“Do you know anyone who’d want a case of live crabs? Like, right now?” I was hoping she meant food-grade crabs. Not pthius pubis.

“I was going to send a case of Dungeness crabs to the East Coast, but that’s not happening anymore and I’m… well… I’m not going to touch them.”

I told her I didn’t know anyone off hand who would want them, but that I would post an alert on my Facebook page, since I’ve got at least a good 50 food freaks on my friends list who always seem to be online.

I hung up the phone.

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Food Links Around the Bay and Elsewhere

| December 3, 2007 | 3 Comments

Bay Area Grab your bottles of California white Burgundy, we might be back on the crab in time for Christmas. San Francisco City Planning Commissioners want to ban drunk pizza munching on Broadway. Get a free gingerbread house kit when you sign your family up for a membership to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, then […]

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feeling crabby

feeling crabby

| January 9, 2005 | 1 Comment

While this is certainly not a news flash for you crustacean lovers out there, it is Dungeness crab season. The highlight of winter in the bay area. Okay, well, that and Meyer lemons. And what a pair they make. Crab cakes, cracked crab, crab salad, crab risotto (all with a squeeze of a Meyer)… So […]

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