I have a question and I figure all you smarty pants out in the pond will either know the answer or have heard of this particular allergy. Goodness knows I haven't and I am finding it hard to believe as it makes no sense to me.
While reading a review of one of my favorite crab shacks the other evening I noticed one of the reviewers mention that he couldn't eat at this particular establishment because they only served Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and....he was ALLERGIC to anything that came out of THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. He stated he could eat shellfish all day long from other parts of the states [Florida, Texas, etc.], he wasn't allergic to that, it was only the crabs, oysters and fish that are caught in the Bay that cause his allergies.
I have never heard of a water specific allergy such as this and I don't understand how it could even be diagnosed, let alone monitored close enough to be safe to eat any seafood in our region. [Our area gets a lot of our fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay - it's pretty close]
Have you guys ever met anyone who has this type of allergy? Do you know how it would be diagnosed? Or is this guy just using his preference for not eating anything from the Bay to claim he has an allergy?
I would appreciate any insight into this and it doesn't have to be specific to the Chesapeake Bay - any body of water allergy story is fine - I just am really curious and I bet someone out there knows. Thanks!
Have a great weekend y'all! See ya' on the flipside. :)