aphrodite was born on cyprus and sailed to shore on a scallop shell, according to myth, and according to botticelli. if someone else is right, and botticelli is wrong, i don’t care. i’m stickimg with botticelli. also, before aprhodite steps into her shallow boat, i’d like to request that i get the little knob of white scallop flesh attached to the hull, in order to grill it, or sear it, with some good salted butter.
great scallop shells (coquille saint jacques)