September 25th National Lobster Day

September 25th National Lobster Day

Today is not a good day to be a lobster. (Is any day a good day to be a lobster?) There was a time when lobster in the northeast was actually pretty cheap to come by… then the world invented butter and the prices went up. It is quite a treat, in some cases a feast, and while I think most lobsters would rather be thought of as tasteless I don’t see that happening any time soon. It’s sort of funny to think that a creature that dwells on the bottom of the ocean is among those things on the top of the menu.

How to celebrate – Have a lobster today. Free a lobster today. Dress like a lobster today.

May 10th National Shrimp Day

First it was Randy Newman with “Short People” and now there’s National Shrimp Day.  Just how insensitive can we get!?!  Sure, no one claims having created the day, I would expect no less!


Does it really matter how tall we are?  It’s not the height that someone grows to that makes them great, its the heights they reach! Sure, maybe they won’t get drafted by the NBA but still…


oh, wait… it’s not that sort of shrimp… well then. Never mind.

Shrimp is a very tasty treat in nearly every culture (it is not allowed in the Jewish diet however). It can be cooked in numerous ways and has high levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

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In the UK they are called Prawns.

It belongs to the decapod crustacean family and has been found in the diets of the Native Americans living off the southeast coast as far back as 600BC. Shrimp were also found to be among the meals of those in Pompeii at the time of its destruction.

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The Greeks in the 3rd century were so impressed with shrimp recipes. In fact, it was a Greek that remarked, “Of all fish, the daintiest is a young shrimp in fig leaves”. Click on the following links or pictures below for scrumptious shrimp recipes from yumofchina.comTender and Glossy Garlic Shrimp and Glass Shrimp Balls

Tender and Glossy Garlic Shrimp

Glass Shrimp Balls

So whether you are tall or short, skinny or plump, male or female, enjoy some shrimp today!  It’s good for your circulatory system too!

How to celebrate:  Enjoy a nice shrimp meal or cocktail today, enter a shrimp eating contest or get a grant to see just how fast a shrimp can run on treadmill.