Can Foreign Crabmeat Compete With Domestic?

07/05/2012 10:38 am ET

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Food section’s recent crab taste test — well, other than the winner — was that the judges scored all four samples higher in appearance than in taste. Coincidence? Or evidence of a certain truth about jumbo lump crab: that the smooth, pearl-like beauty of the shellfish muscles prompts a gustatory anticipation that the meat doesn’t always satisfy.

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