Am I the only person who is hoping that the new Swiss trend to ban live-lobster boiling will eventually bubble over and take hold in the United States?
I know this country is not exactly on the federal regulation bandwagon right now, but a nice, neat No Boiling Alive policy would prevent people from having to go through what I did last summer. I was complicit in the boiling of eight live Maine lobsters and I feel terrible about it. I know there’s a legal difference between an accomplice and an accessory, but I think I was both. I was only a passenger in the getaway car, but if it were an episode of Law and Order, I would have spent some time at Rikers.
Here’s how it happened: My husband and I were in Maine and were going to be swinging through Boston to visit a conglomerate of nephews, wives, girlfriends, children, a sister and a brother-in-law. Our nephew Steve was hosting a barbecue for us all. There were going to be not one but two babies at this thing and I couldn’t have been more excited about it. [Read more…] about I Know What You Did Last Summer