I've been feeling a little crabby lately. As in, I'm jonesing for a crab feast complete with corn on the cob, loaves of bread, and scarred hands to prove that I can do the dirty work that comes along with eating the little guys. If you're a seafood lover like me, you may be ready to dive right into shellfish season, too. And if that's the case, this load of crab décor will certainly get you in the finger-lickin' mood.
Open your tot's taste buds to delicious fresh water creatures! A friend of mine was recently on the eastern shore of Maryland when her family decided to hit up the local crab house for a night of cracking and picking their way through steamed blue crabs. She wasn't sure if her preschooler would enjoy the experience as much as she had as a child until the wooden mallets arrived at the table and his eyes lit up. As the diners made their way through multiple bushels of crabs, the lil guy had at the crab legs and a new tradition was born.
To see how the mama kept her tot busy and his tummy full when she returned home, read more
From the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience to St. Louis's Rib America Festival, take advantage of the three-day weekend with tons of events across the nation. Since I'm a huge fan of deep Southern cuisine, I'm dreaming of teleporting to Mudbug Madness, the Jambalaya Festival, and the Fredericksburg Crawfish Fest and Gumbo Cookoff. Crawfish season is definitely upon us!
What events will you be attending this week? Feel free to chime in below!
- New York, NY: The Cuisine of Queens & Beyond — May 19
- New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience — May 19-23
- San Francisco, CA: SF Strawberry Week — May 19-24
- New York, NY: Tel Aviv's 100th Anniversary Dinner — May 20
- New York, NY: Taste of the Nation New York — May 20
- San Francisco, CA: Boudin & Buena Vista Carneros Wine Dinner — May 21
- Shreveport, LA: Mudbug Madness — May 21-24
- Kodiak, AK: Kodiak Crab Festival — May 21-25
- Fredericksburg, TX: Crawfish Festival & Gumbo Cookoff — May 22-23
- Garden Grove, CA: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival — May 22-25
- St. Louis, MO: Rib America Festival — May 22-25
- Cleveland, OH: Marc's Great American Rib Cookoff & Music Festival — May 22-25
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How do you know that Summer's just a few weeks away? When there's a seemingly endless list of epicurean events and food festivals. We can hardly straddle them all, but have plans to hit up San Francisco Cocktail Week, shake hands with sake brewers at the Joto Sake Tasting, slurp a few slippery ones at Oysterfest, and swirl Sauvignon Blanc at the Uncorked! Wine Festival. What events are you penciling in? Tell us what you're tasting below!
- Buckhannon, WV: West Virginia Strawberry Festival — May 13-17
- San Francisco, CA: Joto Sake Tasting — May 14
- Memphis, TN: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest — May 14-16
- San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Strawberry Week — May 14-24
- St. Pete Beach, FL: Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival — May 15-16
- Monterey, CA: Monterey Bay Aquarium's Cooking for Solutions — May 15-16
- Dermott, AR: Dermott Crawfish Festival — May 15-16
- Magnolia, AR: Magnolia Blossom Festival & Steak Cook-Off — May 15-16
- Pasadena, TX: Pasadena Strawberry Festival — May 15-17
- Little Rock, AR: Greek Food Fest — May 15-17
- Paso Robles, CA: Paso Robles Wine Festival — May 15-17
- Lodi, CA: Lodi ZinFest — May 15-17
- San Francisco, CA: San Francisco OysterFest — May 16
- San Francisco, CA: Uncorked! Wine Festival — May 16
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Oenophiles, rejoice: This week is packed with wine tastings around the country. Perhaps everyone's gearing up for the holidays, or brainstorming early pairings for Thanksgiving. I'll take the wine, whatever the reason. In fact, we'll be at SF Wine Week — maybe we'll see you there!
- Boca Raton, FL: Taste of the Grape — Nov. 11
- San Francisco, CA: SF Wine Week — Nov. 11-15
- Kona, HI: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival — Nov. 11-16
- Springfield, MO: Wingapalooza — Nov. 12
- San Diego, CA: San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival — Nov. 12-16
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I think this guy looks like he belongs on a Christmas tree, but this sea crab is just one of the hundreds of new sea creatures discovered off the coast of Tasmania. From crabs to starfish to octopus, these new species were recorded in two separate mile-deep voyages in 2006 and 2007.
Not only did voyagers find new species of animals under the sea, they also discovered miles of coral that is thought to be about 2,000 years old, providing life and food to many creatures. Lead scientist Nic Bax, a marine biologist with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization talks about the discovery in a recent interview saying,"We know very little about the deep sea. Finding out how much live coral is down there, and how large those communities are, is very exciting."
I know this is a pretty nauseating topic, but wouldn't you agree that it's better to talk about something gross than to have something gross? If so, listen up, because public lice, also known as crabs, affects more than 6,500 people a year. The best way to prevent yourself from being one of those people is to know the facts.
The most common way pubic lice can get passed is through sexual contact, but it's not the only way. Even though these creatures feed on human blood and need a host to live off of, they can also survive up to 48 hours off a human. That means they can be lurking on someone's sheets or clothes, so even if you don't end up going all the way, any close contact with something the infected person has touched can infect you as well.
What are the symptoms of crabs and how can you get rid of them? To find out read more
When you date someone, you're bound to find out about his or her little idiosyncrasies and habits. Maybe they like to floss their teeth while driving, or they have to use the same plate every time they eat. We're all weird in our own ways, but that's what makes us unique and special, right?
Well what if you found out the person you were dating had a secret issue below the belt. Which would be worse? Streaks in his underwear or crabs in his pubic hair? Both are preventable and can be easily fixed, but they're also pretty shocking and gross. Which couldn't you deal with?
Crabs or pubic lice. I don't know which sounds worse. Whatever you choose to call them, little bugs crawling anywhere near my body irks me to no end, but these suckers are actually living on you, and not just in any place - in your special place!
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She does, but don't make her touch them. Based on this woman's frantic scramble and screaming, you'd think she were the one that's about to get thrown into a pot of boiling water. Oh, the sick irony.