MARCH 8, 2018 Oysters

Oyster is the  for a number of different families of  molluscs that live in marine or  habitats. In some species the valves are highly calcified, and many are somewhat irregular in shape. Many, but not all, oysters are in the superfamily Ostreoidea

Do you eat oysters ? Oysters are very nutritious There are a number of parasites or diseases you can acquire from eating ' bad' oysters. 

Some kinds of oysters are commonly consumed by humans, cooked or raw, and are regarded as a delicacy . Some kinds of pearl oysters are harvested for the pearl produced within the mantle

The history of the Oyster is unique. I decided to purchase and start reading Oysters: A Global History in the Edible Series  The author is Carolyn Tillie. I love learning facts about plants, animals, and people. I highly encourage the Edible Series as a gift for someone special

The oyster holds a special lore for those that know about oysters. It is said to be an aphrodisiac

I found out that the first oyster pie recipe dates back to 1604 in a painting Lancelot de Casteau. Did you ever see a painting of the Goddess of Love ?  - Aphrodite by the Greeks and Venus by the Romans. Notice paintings of her- she is emerging from a oyster shell. 

The book gives recipes, website and apps that are most useful. 

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Until tomorrow....