First in a three-part series on crabs.
For Marylander’s, crabs are more than a menu item. They’re a way of life.
Generations of Marylander’s have relied on blue crabs, culled from the Chesapeake Bay, as sustenance and — in the case of watermen — for their livelihoods.
Today, crabs are as much a social treat as they are a source of protein. The crab feast involves crabs, beer and lots of paper towels, and is a messy Maryland rite of passage.
Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/maryland-crabs/bs-fo-crab-primer-0522-20130522,0,4170051.story#ixzz2U8gKkOeV