You know, it’s kind of like fish sauce. It’s disgusting on its own,
and smells horrible, but adds something good to the right recipes.
I think it was her good, whole-hearted defense of clam juice’s meaningful role in a diverse cuisine that reminded me what it’s like to be an open minded American. She reminded me that there are better things to do than criticize that which we don’t understand.
Not that I’m going to swill clam juice for lunch, but that wasn’t the point. Was it?