When a man bit down on something hard while eating clams at a Delaware restaurant this summer, his first thought was that something was in his food. It turned out to be a rare purple clam pearl.
Inspired by this story, host Mike Rogers embarks on an adventure in wild food this week on the “Something Offbeat” podcast.
First, Rogers checks in with Scott Overland, the Pennsylvania husband and father who discovered the pearl.
“I’d seen or heard of [pearls] like, sort of almost black like Tahitian type pearl. But this was a lavender, very light purple… you know, almost like a pastel sort of color,” he said.
“People are always calling like, hey, you know, how do you do the gator,” said Jupiter, a James Beard semifinalist. “I treat it like you know a blank canvas,” and he even whips up alligator parmesan for customers, the chef added.
Hit play to learn more about the culinary art of preparing wild game from Chef Jup. And, if you have suggestions for stories “Something Offbeat” should cover, send them to us at email@example.com.