The coasts of France may have their Bourride and Bouillabaisse, but California has its indigenous seafood stew, also- Cioppino.
Cioppino, developed by Bay Area Italian immigrant fishermen, stars the glorious west coast delicacy, Dungeness crab (whose season just recently began) with mussels, clams, shrimp and locally caught fish playing supporting roles. Served with San Francisco’s unique sourdough, it is sublime.
Just in time for the holidays, I Love Blue Sea, an online purveyor of finest quality sustainable seafood is offering their Cioppino package, complete with the crab and seafood, traditional cioppino sauce- bottled and ready to go, as well as sourdough delivered via Fed Ex straight to the lucky food lover on your list’s door for the holidays.
And if your food lover loves to eat, but isn’t so big on cooking, there’s the Oysters and Mistletoe package offering up 3 dozen assorted oysters from the Pacific Northwest with the shucking knife, lemon and hot sauce- everything you need. Oh yes, and a bit of mistletoe to get those aphrodisiacal moments started.