March 25th, 2010 15:34 EST
Wonder Why Lobster Is So Rare and Expensive? Discovery Channel Explains!
Have you ever wondered why lobster has always been considered a rare and treasured premium gourmet treat and why it cost more than a typical meal of a burger, pizza or even prime steak?
Well, this season, the Discovery Channel offers to take you right out onto the high seas and see just how amazingly dangerous, complicated and rare it is to fill a boat full of top quality, premium lobster and return home safe, secure and healthy enough to share this wondrous crustacean treasure coming to your mouth and stomach, straight from the very bottom of Davy Jones` Locker!
That`s right, this season, Discovery Channel`s popular program, The Deadliest Catch " is already loaded up and waiting for you at the dock to take you on the craziest adrenaline packed journey on the high seas, as they set sail to show you exactly why this season`s prized treasure, the ever popular Maine Lobster " is so terribly complicated to deliver to your dinner table cheaply and in mass quantities.
People actually die trying to feed you lust for lobster, and if it isn`t human life that is being sucked down to the bottom of the sea, it`s sailing vessels, equipment and the standard tools of the trade, consistently at risk of being destroyed or swept away by a perfect storm.
Next time you wonder why premium quality lobster costs more than broiled chicken or 20 oz steak, just turn to your local TV guide to make a Discovery " of all that actually goes into bringing that lobster to your dinner table. You will be totally blown away, fully educated in the realities of the lobster business and quite possibly shed a few tears or shivers in the process.
These Lobstermen " are by no means cheap special effects from some low budget B or C rated Science Fiction Movie. These guys are the real deal. A group of sincerely brave and ambitious men who take on the harsh waters of the North Atlantic in a gallant quest to capture lobster.
The show follows the lives of the off-shore lobster fishermen based on the coast of New England, to one of the richest fishing grounds in the world based in the North Atlantic.
As resources are continually depleted nearer the coast, these brave sailors are forced further and further out into the insanity of the open, raging sea, where the weather and sea conditions are at dangerous even on the calmest days and one`s family is hundreds and hundreds of miles away.
Come see for yourself just how outrageously tough Life at Sea " truly and just how constant the treat of Death at Sea " assaults the minds, hearts, bodies and souls of these brave men who supply us with the most delicious and ambrosial meat available on this or any other planet.
Check your local listings and be sure to take your Dramamine " before tuning in, then sit down and hold on tight to something securely bolted down as you take a wild ride that Mr. Toad would never, ever survive!