American lobster

  • Scientific Name: Homarus americanus
  • As Noted In: 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die, Quintessence Editions

Lobsters, or homarus, are large crustaceans with long tails, which live on the sea floor. Their meat is delectable with butter. At one time these clawed hard shelled animals were so plentiful on the shores of Cape Cod, that the Mayflower Pilgrims could just pick them off the beach, no need to set traps; but they didn't believe these sea monsters were suitable for eating. In 1622, William Bradford wrote that conditions were so difficult that the only "dish they could presente their friends with was a lobster". - AsNotedIn

Y/M/D Person Association Description Place Locale Event
1622/00/00 Gov William Bradford Hungry Pilgrim William Bradford writes that conditions are so difficult that the only dish they can "presente their friends with was a lobster". Six foot long lobsters can be found along the shore. Leyden Street, Plymouth Plymouth, MA
1950/00/00 John F Kennedy Guest On his weekly return to Boston, JFK is a Sunday afternoon regular at the Union Oyster House. At Booth 18 on the 2nd floor, he sits alone and orders the usual: Lobster stew - a simple dish of milk, butter and lobster. Union Oyster House Boston
2013/04/00 Due to low lobster prices and a disagreement with the Maine Lobstermen's Association, Vinalhaven lobstermen become the first in the nation to unionize. Vinalhaven, ME Maine

Food Type Shellfish

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Food Attribute American Food
Animal Crustacean
Product Kind Food
Food Category Victual

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