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Clams are shellfish commonly fried or thrown into soup.

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Here are some safety guidelines for buying, eating and cooking live clams.

  • Never buy a clam that's open or cracked.
  • Never eat a clam that won't open after cooking.
  • Cook clams within 24 hours of purchasing.
  • Always scrub clams clean before cooking.

For more information on this subject, read Happy as a clam by Chef Mark R. Vogel.

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