The Phenom told me, again, this weekend that I am a food snob. Of course, I always deny it. But, yeah, he might be right.
His admonishment came after I screamed and ranted over a friend's facebook post. My friend just moved from Seattle to NYC. Seattle is world famous for their fish markets and seafood and NYC is one of the best food cultures in the world . . . also a place where you can get fresh, local seafood.
My friend is from one of the SE Atlantic states and was visiting family over the weekend. His family lives in a coastal community. He posted a picture of having seafood with the family . . . king crab legs. KING CRAB LEGS . . . from like the other side of the planet . . .not one of the SE Atlantic states.
AND SE coastal blue crabs have their soft shell season in May for several weeks, and crabs are harvested until fall. Why wouldn't you eat the local seafood when you're at the coast? Why have stuff that was flown in, frozen, when you could have something super fresh . . . and SOFT SHELL?
I live just far enough inland that I'm picky about my seafood. And, when I travel to places on various coastlines, I eat the local fare . . . a lot of it . . . really, every meal. But the local stuff . . . not stuff flown in from else where. You people are killin' me.