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Crab Cakes

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Every comedian under the age of 40 has commented about the courage of the first guy to drink milk. “Yeah, I’m gonna go up that 500-pound animal, put my hands under there, and squeeze those things. Then, when white stuff comes out, I’m gonna drink it.” Well, I feel the same way about crabs. You’re walking down the beach near the shore, and you see an ugly crusty-looking thing crawling across the sand: “Oh yeah; I’ll chase down that sucker, yank off its legs, put them on a fire for a while... then eat them.”


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I'll admit this right up front... I am like Morris the cat. No, I do not cough up hairballs, and I do not eat Nine Lives cat food. But I am an extremely finicky eater. Meat and potatoes... burgers, plain, as I wrote here. A while back I explained why I do not eat fish.

A few months ago a client treated me to dinner at Charley's, the second best steak house in Tampa. Our server, Joshua, showed us what the top sirloin looked like:

My kind of meal!

A while back I asked my doctor if I should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? Knowing my proclivities, and wanting to keep me as a paying customer, he replied, "You need to grasp logistical efficiencies at play here. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are those? Fiber and vegetables. So a steak is an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Beef is a good source of field grass, a green leafy vegetable. Need grain? Eat chicken. A pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetables."

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