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Rick F.
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RE: turtle soup - Mon, 08/20/07 3:07 AM
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I have sinned: I'm sitting up with drink in hand and watching "Essence of Emeril." (I don't know which is the sin, though.) Anyhow, this episode first aired in '05 and features dishes from Delmonico's. Turtle soup makes a brief appearance at show's end, and most emphatically includes sherry on the side.

Looks like the sherry isn't particularly regional, but rather is simply optional.

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RE: turtle soup - Sat, 10/27/07 11:37 AM
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I just had snapper soup last weekend at Chic's Tavern in Bridgeport, PA. Served w/ a small carafe of sherry.

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RE: turtle soup - Tue, 11/20/07 7:52 PM
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Does anyone know of a place in Maryland that offers Turtle Soup?

Decades ago it was very popular around here, but I can't seem to find a local place that still offers it.

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RE: turtle soup - Fri, 01/18/08 9:44 PM
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IF IN BUCKS COUNTY PA OR PHILADELPHIA . YOU NEED TO GO TO A LITTLE RESTRAUNT NAME THE KOPPER KETTLE. IT IS THE BEST IN THE AREA. SMALL OLD TAVERN STYLE RESTRAUNT. WITH NOT MUCH ON MENU BUT EVERYTHING IS GOOD, AND IS VERY CONSISTANT. IT IS MOSTLY SEAFOOD ON MENU BUT HAS SOME OTHER CHOICES. THEY DO HAVE TAKE OUT TOO. CAN GET FOOD COOKED OR PREPARED TO COOK. IT IS AT THE CORNERS OD BRISOL RD AND BRIDGETOWN PIKE "RT 213. IN FEASTERVILLE PA. 5 MIN. AWAY FROM PA TURN PIKE PHILADELPHIA EXIT 351 FOR RT 1. 15 MIN FROM 95 EXIT 37 STREET RD EXIT. IT 30 MIN FROM CENTER CITY. 10 FROM PHILADELPHIA PARK CASINO, AND 15 MIN FROM SESAME PLACE. IF YOU COME TO PA WORTH A STOPPING IN.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 3:56 PM
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Here in Morgantown, West Virginia there is a seafood restaurant called Back Bay that has incredibly turtle soup on and off. They have it pretty often, maybe more often than not. The broth is spicy and brown and absolutely delicious. It's the only place in town you can get stuff like that. Last summer I had a "swamp platter" featuring creole alligator, crawfish etoufee and a side of turtle soup. On a side note, they also have DELICIOUS clear broth clam chowder there.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:01 PM
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Living along the Jersey shore,my fishermen friends got a snapper or two and one who was a good cook made the soup. When the head was off,the feet kept moving for quite a while after. Never saw the head keep snapping like someone much earlier in this old thread said...but I'd believe it. They're mean suckers...Anything that mean deserves to be eaten!!!

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:11 PM
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Originally posted by leethebard

Living along the Jersey shore,my fishermen friends got a snapper or two and one who was a good cook made the soup. When the head was off,the feet kept moving for quite a while after. Never saw the head keep snapping like someone much earlier in this old thread said...but I'd believe it. They're mean suckers...Anything that mean deserves to be eaten!!!


GEE, I WONDER WHY IT WAS "MEAN"? Could it be because some human idiots came along and molested it and murdered it? Ya think? Hey, I wonder if we cut off YOUR head if your feet would keep moving? Hey, ya know what? Anyone as mean as that deserves to be butchered alive.
("They're mean suckers"???? OH MY GOD....okay, right.)

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:19 PM
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lol calm down, it's just turtle soup.

any animal you eat is dead, so unless you are a vegan, i don't know why that would freak you out. i'm an animal lover, but I'll eat one if it's tasty and already dead!

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:23 PM
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jimsock9,
I'll assume,also,you're joking...or your roadfood experiences would be vegatable and tofu heavy. Hey, does tofu feel pain when it is mushed???

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:35 PM
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Nahhh, I just can't understand when someone goes out and murders an innocent animal when there's food in the supermarket and at the restaurants. There's the animal food in the markets and there's the wildlife in nature. There IS a difference.
Sorry, but like I always tell people I meet....I'm here to protect the animals and I'd give my life for them. No kidding. If I saw a murderer with a gun in a deer's face I'd stand between the two and not budge. Life has too much hatefulness and not enough kindness as it is.
While some of us are out with their cameras, other morons are out with their guns.
***I'm not joking***

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 4:44 PM
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Actually, I love animals to the point of wanting to help them as a career. That's really where I am at right now. But coming from West Virginia, where kids get the first days of hunting season off, I can tell you that there are definitely legit reasons to hunt deer. If the deer population isn't kept down, disease spreads like wildfire, food for the deer becomes scarce, and deer carcasses litter the road. As it IS, there are problems with deer overpopulation around here. While I wouldn't ever hunt, I really can't disagree with those who DO hunt. It's a LOT more humane than the livestock industry, trust me. Do a little research and your feelings might change.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 5:44 PM
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Is the case being made that snapping turtles only become mean after someone tries to turn them into soup? I would say that snapping turtles are mean on their own accord, and some "innocent" swimmers and fisherman have had accidental run-ins with snapping turtles that end in missing fingers and toes.


On another note, I did find canned turtle soup at the Eddie's of Roland Park in Baltimore. I picked up a can yesterday, and I'll probably heat up as soon I can pick up some Sherry from the liquor store. Alas, it is Sunday here in Baltimore, and government prevents me - no doubt for my own good - from buying libations.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 5:47 PM
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Hey, let me know if that canned turtle soup was any good. I get really freaked out by any canned soup with seafood, or by many canned soups in general, so let me know! I saw a can of turtle soup and I almost bought it, but the paranoia took over.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 5:54 PM
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Originally posted by Robearjr

Is the case being made that snapping turtles only become mean after someone tries to turn them into soup? I would say that snapping turtles are mean on their own accord, and some "innocent" swimmers and fisherman have had accidental run-ins with snapping turtles that end in missing fingers and toes.


Oh, B.S.....Tell us a few more! How about the one about the 12 foot rattlesnake?

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 6:16 PM
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There used to be a great deli named Ben and George's in Livonia Michigan that served Turtle Soup on wednesdays up until the late 70s. There would be a line out the door to get in. The fools raised his rent and the guy retired and the best deli the Detroit area ever had closed for good. The area went downhill after they closed it and the area is a ghost town now. Nothing like the smell of a real deli when the door opens on a cold winter afternoon...Russ

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 9:38 PM
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Ok Jimsock, no one was ever bit by a snapping turtle. These turtles are peaceful creatures who only turned to snapping after some cook found out that turtles make good soup.

Now don't get mad at me. I bought my turtle soup from a supermarket, just like you asked.

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 9:47 PM
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We were just in Grand Cayman where turtle soup reigns, but evidently it's extremely over priced and many establishments weren't serving any. We settle for Conch Fritter at a small open grill frequented by locals. The fritters were nicely seasoned and may have even had some Conch in them! ;-)

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RE: turtle soup - Sun, 03/2/08 10:16 PM
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I went on a submarine trip in the Caymans...the sub had a glass bottom, and we saw a conch move,,,THEY ARE FAST! Wow. It was just sitting there and then the thing darted about 6 feet in a couple seconds, and then stopped. It was trippy. The conch chowder there was great and it had tons of conch in it!

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RE: turtle soup - Mon, 03/3/08 8:27 AM
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Corita's Copper Kettle in Georgetown serves fabulous conch fritters, turtle soup, and ackee & saltfish. Our favorite conch chowder was prepared fresh by our guides on a snorkeling trip. Soto's Lobster Pot Restaurant was to die for, but as for me, I could live on daily diet of Tortuga Rum Cakes. A trip to the turtle farm is a must, along with diving the wall, and getting your picture taken in "Hell."

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RE: turtle soup - Mon, 03/3/08 8:47 AM
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Originally posted by Robearjr

Ok Jimsock, no one was ever bit by a snapping turtle. These turtles are peaceful creatures who only turned to snapping after some cook found out that turtles make good soup.

Now don't get mad at me. I bought my turtle soup from a supermarket, just like you asked.


When unmolested they are indeed peaceful creatures. The people, however, are not.
I can't seem to find where I asked you where you bought your turtle soup....hmmmm.

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RE: turtle soup - Mon, 03/3/08 10:27 AM
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mmm...I found tortuga rum cake for sale here a couple months ago,i had to buy it though it was like $20 for a tiny round cake of it....nothing near the huge cakes we got in the caymans.

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RE: turtle soup - Mon, 03/3/08 1:11 PM
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Tortuga Rum Cakes are expensive and worth every cent. We spent one afternoon at the Tortuga Rum Factory. They have a factory store offering free samples. My wife kept the salesperson busy, while I devoured half the rum cake samples and then we switched roles. I suggested that they hire me as "Rum Cake Man" to market their products in the United States. Unfortunately, they wouldn't have any part of my idea. We have a few specialty food store that offer Tortuga Rum Cakes during the holiday season. They're also available in duty free stores in large airports and you can also purchase them directly from www.tortugarumcakes.com


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RE: turtle soup - Sat, 03/8/08 4:48 PM
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I was lucky enough to have delicious turtle soup at two different places yesterday. The first was for lunch at Cab Frye's in Palm, PA. It was smooth, slightly spicy, and that beautiful dark rusty brown color.

I also had snapper soup in the evening in the less formal atmosphere of the Geryville Publick House, which is about 5 minutes from the Quakertown exit of the NE Extension of the PA turnpike. It was excellent and is a constant on their menu.

Here are links to both historic old taverns/restaurants:

http://www.cabfryes.com/

http://www.geryvillepublickhouse.com/Come_Inside.html

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RE: turtle soup - Sat, 03/8/08 8:20 PM
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Originally posted by RubyRose

I was lucky enough to have delicious turtle soup at two different places yesterday. The first was for lunch at Cab Frye's in Palm, PA. It was smooth, slightly spicy, and that beautiful dark rusty brown color.

I also had snapper soup in the evening in the less formal atmosphere of the Geryville Publick House, which is about 5 minutes from the Quakertown exit of the NE Extension of the PA turnpike. It was excellent and is a constant on their menu.

Here are links to both historic old taverns/restaurants:

http://www.cabfryes.com/

http://www.geryvillepublickhouse.com/Come_Inside.html


Wow, a turtle soup festival!

You, know I used to have a home in Bucks County and would love to travel up that way: Montgomery or Berks County, also northern Bucks, and try those older restaurants, esp. ones that had once been homes and you eat in different rooms of the house. Turtle Soup Territory!

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