Oh, how you’ve hit the nail on the head. …

Comment on New England-Style Clam Dip by Tucker.

Oh, how you’ve hit the nail on the head. Being from Maine, and being lucky enough to see the ocean, our family revels in clam dip. A get together is not complete without my mom making a batch of this lovely concoction. It is not abnormal for one of the grown up grand kids to fly into the cottage, give a hug and kiss to her, and head for the fridge…because they know it’s there, waiting. We all indulge, circled round the dip dish, with chips in hand, saying “Why, why is this so good?”. But we continue eating, laughing and exchanging stories of what’s going on in our lives. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face this Sunday morning, I’ve forwarded it to all of my family, and I know they’ll understand why.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.