No one is neutral about eating oysters. Most people either obsess over them or can’t stand the thought of them. But just as fall is time to enjoy pumpkins and crisp apples, September marks the time oysters, too, make their appearance on menus. And while you can technically eat oysters year round, prime oyster season happens to be in the fall when oysters have had the whole summer to get plump and juicy.
If you find the oyster unimpressive, you’re not alone. Some people find it very hard to enjoy a cold, shapeless blob that looks like a science experiment gone wrong. Comedian Woody Allen is not a fan, “I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.” Maybe you’ve never tried them, or maybe you have and can’t wait for another. Either way, we’ve come up with 15 tips on how to eat oysters this fall.
Oysters should smell fresh and just a little like that first scent of the sea as you reach the shore. The liquid should be a little briny and taste like the ocean.
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