23 Feb '12, 8am

Clammed up: Digging for local, sustainable protein on a muddy beach

Clammed up: Digging for local, sustainable protein on a muddy beach

The elusive Pacific razor clam, in all its glory. (Photo by Ted Alvarez.) You know what would make supermarket food taste better? Making grocery shopping more like clam digging. Imagine having to paw through a bin of wet sand to find your onions, or thrash through icy waves for a chunk of Parmesan. Challenging, yes, but think of the feeling of accomplishment as you sit down to dinner. I thought about this last Sunday as I stood knee-deep in the Pacific, wind-whipped and sandblasted. I’d come to Washington’s Roosevelt Beach on the second clam-harvest weekend of the year to up my foraging game: Having already tackled blackberries , mushrooms , and dumpster donuts , the coveted Pacific razor clam seemed the logical upgrade. The animal kingdom is a whole new ball game, even if the animal in question does look kind of like a stray pancreas. My boyfriend, Ted, and I had done our...

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