Saturday, October 4, 2008

Quahog Clam

Bucket of Quahogs
After just a few days in the Cape and you can’t help but run into the word “quahog” - pronounced "ko-hog". It is a type of clam that are particularly common from Cape Cod to New Jersey. Quahogs can also be referred to other names based on their size, e.g. littlenecks, topnecks, cherrystones, etc. The distinctive name comes from the once-extinct-and-now-partially-revived Narragansett (Algonquin) language.
The bucket of quahogs attached to this post are from a clambake we had on the beach. Tough life, we know.

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