Easy Oyster Craft

Students show off their oysters....more

Berkeley's Sea Salt for Sustainable Seafood Including Great Oysters & Margaritas

I don’t get to Berkeley (CA) as often as I’d like. On a trip over the bridge from San Francisco earlier this week on a mission to find beat up antique chairs I could restain and mix with several other misfit chairs I own, we fell upon Sea Salt Restaurant that touts not just fresh oysters, but id="mce_marker" oysters from 4-6 during the week....more

Eating the NE Corridor: AROMA CUCINA

Eating the NE Corridor: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/ugxPlW From NYC to Philly to Baltimore and back. We ate our way through the NE corridor and reconnected with family and friends. Thanksgiving is a great holiday, don't you think? ...more

How to Shuck an Oyster

When my parents were in town last month, we had to stop by our favorite grocery spot, Chelsea Market. We headed over to The Lobster Place, because I was making tequila marinated shrimp and fish tacos. My dad, however, stopped in his tracks when we walked past the vast display of oysters.  ...more

Tipping the Velvet is indeed an awesome book by Sarah Waters (published by Virago Press in the ...more


“It is said that without the culinary arts the crudeness of reality would be unbearable.”  This is such a classic line from the movie Kate & Leopold, where Hugh Jackman portrays a gentleman from the 19th century, who unexpectedly finds himself in 21st century New York.  He begins the discourse by sharing that where he comes from, “the meal is the result of reflection and study.  Menus are prepared in advance.  Timed to perfection.”...more

Seafood Mama Part II: The World is Mine Oyster (Rockefeller)

All photos of this adventure were taken by Charlene Ribera...more

Is Gulf Seafood Safe?

For plenty of people in the Lousiana fishing community, the once-plentiful flow of food is now radically in danger. And for plenty of the rest of the us, the question is this: Should we avoid Gulf seafood, or seek it out? ...more

Have you committed to eat Louisiana seafood on December 1st?

What could be better than ...more

Oh, heck, forget the environment. What about my oysters?

There are those who worry that pesky oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now dumping 210,000 gallons of oil a day, will be an environmental disaster. There is speculation that the oil will make landfall in the environmentally sensitive and endangered, Louisiana wetlands killing the remaining grasses. Yes, without the protective wetlands in place future hurricanes could make the devastation from Katrina look like a walk in the park. ...more

The Only Good Oyster is a Safe Oyster

It never ceases to amaze me how business interests have more sway with Congress than good, protective food safety measures. ...more