Linguine Con Le Vongole

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Last weekend I learned that I don't actually hate clams. Which is kind of a big deal.I really do wonder where my strong aversion to clams came from.I love steamed mussels and enjoy raw oysters when I have my favorite accompaniments on hand - fresh lemon juice, Crystal hot sauce and a saltine cracker as a carrier.And several years ago a friend in France rolled his eyes at my fiercely loyal Louisiana-style of eating oysters and made me try his homemade mignonette sauce with the Marennes-Oléron variety, opening my eyes to a new and incredible combination of flavors. (for which I am forever grateful!)Clams, however...I've avoided them like the plague for as long as I can remember, despite my husband's repeated requests for me to make

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