[Sca-cooks] was cheap, now expensive foods
Laura C. Minnick
lcm at jeffnet.org
Wed Nov 11 17:17:22 PST 2009
Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:
> Was written:
>>> A long time ago, lobster was apparently considered a trash "fish".
> If I recall correctly I seem to remember mention of an old and now
> rather odd state regulation/law in one of the New England states,
> perhaps Maine, that convicts could be served lobster only so many
> times a week.
ISTR that that was because it was (locally at least) a 'trash fish', and
could be wasted on convicts. Around here, crappie and whitefish kinda
fall into that category...
Have to mention though- there was period in time (more than 20 years ago
now) when we ate crawfish 4 or 5 times a week, because we were broke and
the then-husband could put the trap in the creek on the way too work,
and pick it up full on the way home. I _still_ can't eat the things, no
matter how much butter and lemon is on them. :-/ I can certainly
understand how convicts might tire of lobster!
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