How To Talk (and Eat) Like an Oyster Pro

Foodnews 3.25.15 oysters

That gelid ocean essence and salty burst of supple flesh — there’s no more intimate encounter with the sea than eating a raw oyster. Just as soil gives wine its own terroir, subtle differences in waters and farming techniques impart oysters with a “merroir” of their own. And oyster connoisseurs, just like all the oenophiles you pretend to understand, have their very own lingo. Here’s a quick cheat sheet so you can hang with the cool kids next time you visit the raw bar…

 

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