Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Urchins, oysters, sea cucumbers and clams were popular in Northwest recipes before 1910. Clockwise from top left: (1) The Green Sea Urchin, common in the tidal waters of the Puget Sound, feeds on seaweed. Credit: Seattle Aquarium, 2001 (2) Shucking oysters is just another day's work at Hog Island Oyster Co., a dining institution that farms for oysters along Tomales Bay. Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times, 2008. (3) Sea cucumbers. Steve Ringman/The Seattle TImes, 2004. (4) Clams are prepped before being added to the main dish at a paella party in Chicago, Illinois. Andrew A. Nelles/Chicago Tribune, 2009.
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