I’ve been reading this book called “French women don’t get facelifts” by Mireille Guiliano . Seriously, who wouldn’t want to know the secrets to that?
In the book, Mme. Guilliano named oysters as one of the age defying super foods. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc potassium, They are low in fat and high in protein. Great for healthy hair and skin. Oysters are harvested year-round in the United States so we don’t necessarily have to wait for the ‘R’ months to eat them.
Several friends have asked me where is a good place to eat oysters in Seattle. So here are a few of my favorite spots in town, along with their pricing.
Taylor Shellfish: where else to have these delicious molluscs but the farm itself.
A dozen oysters at TSF (Shucker’s dozen) costs $30. The variety changes based on season and availability. Yesterday, I had a sample of Olympia, Shigoku, Peale Passage, Virginica, & Kumamoto (as shown above clockwise). The Olympia oyster is a true west coast native, it has a high copper content and a concentrated metallic taste. One tiny piece costs $2.50, but it is worth every penny of it. And did I mention, the Olys are Mark Twain’s favorite oysters back in the old days. What a fine taste he has! Continue reading “Oysters…Oysters”