Lobster

New Hipster Look: The Lobstersexual

Now that today’s hipster look as been classified as “lumbersexual,” some folks in Maine see their coastal fishing culture as inspiration for a new hipster look, the “lobstersexual.” Hope it catches on. I can dust off the old orange rubber overalls I used to wear to work everyday and show them off around Brooklyn (as…

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L.L. Bean heiress declares war on Canada’s “impostor lobsters”

L.L. Bean heiress declares war on Canada’s “impostor lobsters” Linda Bean told the Boston Globe: We want to engender in people’s minds a sense of trust about the product that our fish is authentic from Maine, handled professionally and safely, wild caught and sustainable. From the Globe & Mail article: Bestselling author of The Secret Life of…

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How to Kill a Lobster Humanely

In my previous post I walk you through the step-by-step instructions for killing a lobster humanely (with pictures); I’ve also posted an essay on the same topic today on The Atlantic, in which I talk more about the context of the issue.

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How to Cook a Lobster Humanely

Debate is raging over in Europe (and in the pages of New Scientist magazine) about whether crustaceans should have legal rights, like cows and pigs. The animal-rights crowd frets that these underwater bugs might feel pain when we boil them alive. Here is my tried-and-true solution to this question: As the author of the definitive…

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The New Yorker’s Mystery Claw

If you’re an avid reader with a photographic memory, you’ll score well on the New Yorker’s “Cover Contest,” where hints of book covers can, if correctly identified, be turned into prizes (more books). This week the evocative pincer on the cover of The Secret Life of Lobsters caught the New Yorker’s fancy—along with a head…

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