Gift Guide 2020: Big Red

December 14, 2020

In my family, lobster was always a Christmas treat. My mother liked to order ready-to-cook Clam Bakes from Damariscotta, Maine, and it became something we looked forward to all year long. (The ad below is from a vintage issue of Gourmet.

Prices have gone up, but I still consider lobster a perfect holiday food. These days I tend to order mine from Graffam Brothers, and they’ve never let me down. They know how to pack the creatures so they arrive deep black, kicking and ready to cook.

Lobstermen, as you probably know, are not having an easy time just now. Lobsters tend to be luxury restaurant food, and with restaurants closed, demand is down. So if you’re ever going to order lobster, now would be a good time to do it. Personally, I have a hard time thinking of a more delicious gift.

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