Actually I don’t even know if a clam bake is an old fashioned thing. Our new neighbourhood has been doing one annually for 33 years. I love that! Someone in the neighbourhood organizes it and everyone pitches in with setting up, firewood and other supplies, food, and clean-up. This year’s clam bake was on Saturday and what a perfect opportunity for us to meet our neighbours. There’s a real community feel to the neighbourhood and you can tell everyone loves living here.
They no longer actually bake the clams, I heard because the person who knew the method (something about baking underground for hours?) doesn’t live in the neighbourhood any longer. But they did have raw clams there to keep the tradition alive. I tried one, but having never tasted a clam before I put lots of seafood sauce on it in case I wouldn’t like it…so it tasted like seafood sauce. Next year I”ll be more adventurous 🙂