I bet you never guessed that I like oysters. I really, really like oysters. I like them so much, I named both myself and my blog after them.
The reason I named myself and my blog after them is because, to me, oysters represent the fresh, simple, nutrient-rich foods I love and seek.
I do not think there is an “ideal food.” I think that a diversity of food is so important, the relationship and playing-off of foods with each other, that no single ingredient can meet all our needs.
There are, however, many foods that are very nutrient-dense, and, among them, a few foods that seem to meet my body’s particular needs for nourishment. I know that because of how these foods make me feel: satisfied and sated, warm and fuzzy, energized and alive! Oysters are delicious, nutritious, and make me feel wonderful.
But this is not only about my love for oysters. It’s about the love for oysters of some of my blogging comrades. Check out their posts about oysters; share the love!
Odes to Oysters
Oysters by Kat’s Food Blog
“Once I got the courage up to have them raw, I loved them. The texture was great, not at all slimy like I thought it would be. Just soft, easy to chew, with the perfect amount of saltiness.”
Oysters by Divine Health
“…I learned just how nutrient dense and amazing of food that they are, and I am a sucker for any food that will truly nourish my body.”
Local/Sustainable by Holistic Yet Realistic
“Served with a cilantro-based pico, with a touch of heat and crusty San Francisco Sourdough??? Oh dear.”
California Oyster Tour Photo Journal by Healthy Roots, Happy Soul
- Part 1: Drakes Bay Oyster Company
- Part 2: Tomales Bay Oyster Company
- Part 3: Hog Island Oyster Company
- Part 4: Saltwater Oyster Depot
Oysters Bienvielle by Divine Health
“much like a Clams Casino, filled with a luxurious filling and baked.”
Smoked Oyster Spread by Food Renegade
“makes a delightful, tasty, nutrient-rich snack for the entire family.”
my very own Traditional Oyster Stew Recipe
“encompasses the best things about food, for me: simplicity, fresh and local ingredients, historical and cultural importance.”
How do you feel about oysters?
What would be your “flagship food”?
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