Mussels and Oysters

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Mussels are the national dish of Belgium and also ubiquitous in its neighboring country of Holland. Moules Frites is a dish of seasoned steamed mussels with a side of fries to dip in mayonnaise. And, don’t call them french fries either in this part of the world. Apparently they did not originate there at all. Not only does Rose eat her mussels by using an old shell to pinch out the meat of a new one but she also stacks all her shells into a cool mussel shell sculpture.

As for the oysters–well, if you are an oyster lover then these oysters from the beds in Zealand Holland must be sampled if you get a chance. ¬†With a slightly piney essence, they are amazing.And did you know the Zealand gave the country of New Zealand its name!

Zealand, Yerseke

The particular situation of Zealand, between rivers and sea, gives its water a particular brackish quality favourable to the growth of oysters and mussels. The capital of oyster culture is Yerseke, from where the Zealand seafood products are exported throughout Europe.

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  • Ellie October 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

    That terrible Home and Family is now repeated at 4 in the afternoon. How can they repeat such a terrible show. Bring back Mad Hungry.


  • Frank October 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I hope Mad Hungry will be returning. Please keep us posted.


  • Vivi October 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love mussels. But I really love Mad Hungry. I hope everyone has told the Hallmark Channel.


  • Susan October 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Enough is enough. It’s time Mad Hungry came back on. I hate the Hallmark Channel for doing this. Haven’t turned it on this whole month.


  • Marie-France October 23, 2012 at 1:47 am

    I’m happy LSQ is able to get a much deserved wonderful break for such a lovely trip and really thanks for sharing! Sole was my favorite dish as a child : )

    However I am having mild withdrawals from not having a decent cooking show to watch! Thank you Martha for posting your cooking school segments, but please bring back mad hungry; I wrote to hallmark, and to my cable provider!

  • Callie October 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    It is ridiculous. Bring back Mad Hungry. Hallmark continues to lose daytime viewers.


  • Carmen January 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    love your show Lucinda i try most of your recipe love it love it all but why your show is not on any more did you moved from Hallmark Channel

  • Nanette Dunn Heflin January 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Bring back Mad Hungry! Love the recipes !

  • Sally Jensen February 23, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Please bring back Lucinda Scala Quinn on Hallmark!
    I too never watch Hallmark anymore since you took her away—come on–let’s go!!

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