National Sausage Pizza Day
National Clam on the Half Shell Day
Facts on Clams
- Clams begin as a shellfish the size of a grain of sand when born.
- There are over 150 different edible species of clams in the world.
- Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and magnesium and B vitamins like niacin.
- Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam.
- The clam has no head, no biting mouthparts and no arms or legs.
National Caviar Day
Food Facts on Caviar
Today is time to honor this seafood delicacy.
Traditionally the word Caviar referred to fish roe that came only from wild sturgeon (Beluga, Osetra and Sevruga) from the Caspian and Black Sea.
The smooth tiny eggs are usually black, though caviar comes in many shades, including red, gold and grey.
Caviar can be fresh (non-pasturized) or pasteurized. Always look for fresh caviar to fully appreciate this seafood delicacy.
- Blini is a Russian word for very thin pancakes. A Blini can be used to serve your caviar with a dollop of creme fraiche!
Overfishing has led to many restrictions in Caviar production. It is important to know your Fishmonger for the best Caviar available at the best prices.