Foraging your own mussels on the sea coast and why they taste so good fresh, via Independent UK.

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Donna and I arrived in New York last Tuesday to begin setting up our city outpost in the West Village, and we were struck anew by the extraordinary dining scene there. I plotted three very different theatrical performances, and they parallel the dynamism and diversity of the traditional, quirky, experimental food of NYC. I wonder if these traits cause coincidences. Last year I had a surprise encounter with my news mentor, Arthur Gelb, returning me to the Times, formative if unhappy years. This year we arrived in Times Square to have a pre-show cocktail at Sardi’s. We hadn’t been there a few minutes, and I don’t know what we’d said other than placing an order for a wine and a martini, but we’d struck up a conversation with a woman seated catty-corner to us. She said, “You Read On »

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Make chowder Nova Scotia style, that includes whitefish, shrimp and scallops plus a side of cheddar green onion biscuits, via LA Times.

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National Lobster Day was June 15th, but here a few great lobster recipes for the summer, via Yummly.    

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