Somehow this seems appropriate for a state's odd motto: "Fatti maschi, parole femmine," which translates as "Manly deeds, womanly words."
But theres's nothing quite like opening freshly steamed crabs with Old Bay seasoning when you are in the Baltimore area, as I was in the last week.
Best of all I got to show my nieces the fun of playing with your food or at least the fun of breaking it out of an orange shell!
Overall, they took to it with enthusiasm. They were naturals with a mallet and were excited to break the claws! Useful skills for kids growing up there, one figures.
Crab cakes are great, but real Marylanders don't mind getting a little Old Bay on their fingers!