Saturday, January 21, 2012

Have A Crabby New Year

Good Acme bread in a pretty basket that was a holiday gift from a friend. Organic sweet butter from a local dairy. Cracked crab that was peacefully scavenging on the bottom of the ocean just yesterday. The San Francisco Chronicle spread out to catch the juices and the shells, and advertising the delicious new season of Downton Abbey.

It's cliché to say so but, baby, it doesn't get much better than this.

Photo credit, Buzz Baylis.

10 Comments:

Blogger namastenancy said...

Crab ahoy! Off the starboard bow! Crab and Acme bread - what a treat!!!!!

I am doing research for some new food posts. Apparently the first Portuguese fisherman to the Bay "invented" Choppino but I think it's a waste of crab to bury that their delicate taste in a tomato broth. So, I'm looking at other, less expensive fish. What would you think about sauteed catfish in Choppino? Not authentic but a lot cheaper. It's kind of sad to read about all the fish that abounded here at the turn of the last century - not only crabs but oysters, mussels, abalone, dozens of different kinds of other fish. We sure have taken a huge bite out of the sea's bounty.
Now, I digress again - sorry!

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger Greg said...

Sublime!

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Using the Chronicle would probably take three days of print. I miss a big ole newspaper. You got of love crab. We are going to another feed Supper Bowl Eve at the Elks.

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger Hungry Dog said...

I agree-this is perfection.

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Yummy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Sweet. I gotta get my Dungeness thing going again. Nice to see such a simple, compelling feast.

Saturday, January 21, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, it's frightening how much of the earth we have used up, not just the ocean. I'm as guilty as any.

Greg, oh, yes.

Chilebrown, it does use most if not all of the newspaper these days. Sad commentary. You can't use a Kindle to wrap your crab shells.

Sunday, January 22, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Hungry Dog, I had never tasted such amazing crab before moving here. It made settling here easier.

Troutbirder, yummykillerwonderfuldelish!

Cookiecrumb, I remember sharing such a feast with you and Cranky once eons ago. Fun memory.

Sunday, January 22, 2012  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I remember that feast chez vous fondly. It was so charming the way your husband kept trying to get more food in me.

Sunday, January 22, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, he shoulda kept his mouth shut - less for you = more for him! :-)

Sunday, January 22, 2012  

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