Lobster is viewed as a culinary delicacy and usually carries a corresponding price tag – watch five Michelin-starred chefs cook lobster in different ways.
But it hasn't always been the case, in fact, lobster was at one time served in prisons in the US.
This short clip from Great Big Story explains the history of lobster consumption, from the "cockroach of the sea" to the exalted status it holds today.
It's a good example of how the percieved quality of an ingredient can evolve over time – take a look a this infographic detailing the perception of value.
Take a look below and see more from Great Big Story here.