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It's almost crab season!

It's said these past few years have been good for Maryland blue crabs. From the few fishing towns around (Saint Michaels, Crisfield) it looks to be so. That deserves a round of applause and drinks, because those things are one of the best foods you can find. About this time of year I like to celebrate the season with the first (sometimes only) soft crab of the year. I'm always so happy, then a little weirded out, then happy, but from then on I order: crab soup of both makes, crab cakes, and steamed crabs. I spend the late summer making crabcakes, and the late summer/fall eating steamed crabs. Like many families who propagated eating crabs, I have a recipe from 4 generations for my favorite crabcake technique.

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