Tellines

Wedge Shell Clams

Appears in

A Table in Provence

A Table in Provence

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1987

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A telline is a tiny clam about the size of a hammered thumbnail, the eating of which demands perserverance. Their fishermen, who carry wide, flat Sieves to keep the tellines in and let the sand out, fish only one short stretch of sand; further out the clams lose their salty aroma. Badly prepared, tellines can be gritty & saltily slimy-they need long washing in fresh water to rid them of san