Why do American mussels make me barf?
March 26, 2010 9:36 PM Subscribe
I enjoyed mussels in Europe, why are they making me vomit in America?
posted by melissam to food & drink (14 answers total)
I know mussels are a higher-risk food (well, at least from Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential), but in Europe I enjoyed mussels regularly. Unfortunately, every time I've had mussels in America the night has ended in barf. I've eaten then in several restaurants that are fancy in several states. I eat oysters and shrimp without a problem. Is it an issue of improper handling or am I just sensitive to American mussels?