Thursday, February 24, 2011


Jonathan Swift, most notable for his book, Gulliver's Travels, is quoted as having said, "He was a bold man that first ate an oyster."  I concur.  However, oysters are to the ocean, as pearls are to the oyster - treasures.  Oysters can be eaten on the half shell, raw, boiled, smoked, baked, fried, roasted, stewed, braised, pickeled, and steamed.  Preparations vary, and can range from extremely simple, a squeeze of lemon; to extremely complex, oysters rockefeller.

If you live in New York City and are itching to dine on the bivalve molluscs, I highly recommend you check out the following spots:

Grand Central Oyster Bar
Blue Ribbon
John Dory Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel

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