How to Stockpile Lobsters, 1660

painting of lobster, grapes, utensils Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Lobster (1781)

To keep lobsters a quarter of a year very good. Take them being boild as aforesaid, wrap them in course rags having been steeped in brine, and bury them in a cellar in some sea-sand pretty deep.

Robert May, The Accomplisht Cook

The power of planning ahead! Just think: if you’d done this a few months ago, today you’d have… a cool CSI-style lobster graveyard in your basement.

(Or there’s this lobster gardening technique.)