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When I connected with Sara, I knew right away that there was something remarkable about her story. It begins with her pride in a 50+
London’s markets are an oyster lover’s paradise when it comes to half shell. Below is a photo blog of the latest trip to England and
This is a strong funding opportunity for coastal projects, so if you are leading an oyster restoration effort or considering one, here’s a short interview
In early June, I had the pleasure of hosting an oyster tasting for the Bleu Duck Kitchen Retreat in West Point, Maine in partnership with
Join Lady Oyster & The Maine Oyster Company for an immersive seafood experience. Maine is a food sophisticate’s dream where authentic food, travel, and community
It all began with a salty, spicy kitchen experiment. Could The Fresh Chile Company and I marry terroir and merroir, spice and brine? I put
Stephie Jones is a coastal artist based in Virginia Beach who is well known for her range of captivating interpretations of oysters. Her modern impressionism
Who loves miso? This is my miso-inspired recipe for grilled oysters.
Here`s a step-by-step process for hosting the perfect clam night at home with friends, as well as three of my favorite butter recipes!
Here`s a Christmas stocking gift guide for that special "seafoodie" in your life.
3 Reasons Why Oysters are a Slow Food | A Salt Ceremony with Watch House Points and Chincoteague Salts
Here`s my take on three reasons why oysters are the perfect “slow” food and what it means to have a “salt ceremony.” A
There is nothing quite like a warm chowder on a cold winter’s day! My “Lady Oyster Chowder” was featured as the “Last Bite” in the
Life on the Delmarva’s Eastern Shore is an odiferous mix of marsh and sea. The peninsula’s beaches, seagrass, and permeable wetlands surround every part of
Florida’s Oyster Bay is a budding area for oyster farming. The Bay’s oyster leases are close in proximity, creating a growing neighborhood on the
Emergo Designs, a Dutch company led by Alexander Bol, has launched the first sustainable, circular-based oyster knife carved from a single block of Grade
Everyone knows that oysters in autumn are like peaches in summer. They’re the sweetest, creamiest morsels that are farmed to perfection after “Harvest Moon,” that
After a year and a half of anticipation and challenges, boarding a plane to Italy in August 2021 felt surreal; somewhere in between a great
Michael Barnett went blind at age 54, but when he met Deborah Keller, an oyster farmer in Apalachicola, his perspective on life changed.
Researchers in Greenwich Connecticut have found that oyster and clam aquaculture in their town alone has saved $2.8-5.8 MILLION in environmental services each year
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, I would like thank all the women who have contributed to Lady Oyster and inspired me through their
You’ve seen them in movies, novels, and your neighborhood pub. Perhaps you’ve held your nose and slung one back, hands shaking from your “Sunday Scaries”.
We’re exploring book publication! Lady Oyster is seeking feedback from the oyster community. Would you like to follow along in our journey, be featured,
We’ve been looking forward to the end of the year, ALL year … am I right? 2020 hasn’t been a walk in the park, but
I think we all know by now that oyster farming is not for the faint of heart. It’s a labor of love that takes a
… But will it pass the oyster litmus test? Firstly, for those who haven’t tried Japanese chili crisp (also known as La-Yu), it’s like a
These beautiful “Blondes” are Bar Harbor Oyster Co.’s signature delights and they are divine. During our stay in Acadia National Park in August, Warwick and
How do you describe that feeling when you’re served the perfect shuck? … For me, this might be sunshine ️ *bleeping* rainbows! Jake, a.k.a.
In this farm feature, we’re traveling across the world and down under for a story about a family who did just the same. Guilherme Y.
In an era where retail is so manufactured, today’s handmade goods feel rare and precious. Artists and designers with handmade “labors of love” inspire me
Opening a restaurant during a pandemic sounds unthinkable. In fact, I’ve been so focused on Boston’s restaurant scene survival, that I nearly overlooked a special
Do you know what the term, “Phenotype” means? It’s used to describe an organism’s observable traits. Within a phenotype, some traits identified are genetic, while
Most shellfish lovers will agree that oysters are better shared, but I’d add that they’re also better paired. The rumor got out that a very
The KRAKEN Oyster Grip is the perfect at-home assist for oyster shucking. Hand made in Maine.
When I received my package from Old Line Oysters, I didn’t even want to unwrap it. The care and thought in its presentation already spoke
Have you ever found a special corner of the world, and never wanted to leave? Most of us have experienced it at least once. We’ve
It’s May – that special time of year for sunshine, blooming flowers, and grilling on the back porch. Oysters on the grill are such a
This week, Gardner Douglas of Oyster Ninja Podcast released our virtual interview on the value of social media in the oyster industry! We discuss how
Molly. Photo taken by Ash Hobson Carr. Source: mollyreeder.com When I found an oyster illustration by Molly Reeder on social media, I was undeniably
There is a good reason that Melbourne and Boston are sister cities. There’s a love of locale, inner-city pride, and creativity that blooms on every
Exploring New Zealand’s South Island through Marlborough and Abel Tasman, with special oyster experiences along the way!
Thailand, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is a rainbow land, generous with delicious culinary flavors, warm people, and glittering shorelines. I
A Day on the Water with The Maine Oyster Company
Harvest on the Harbor’s Portland Oysterfest on October 19th was extraordinary. Thanks to the planning efforts of John Herrigel, Maine Oyster Company’s owner, over 33
Welcome to Ile de Re. This beautiful little island off the coast of France has quite an oyster scene. Hundreds of farms on the island
Welcome to the western coast of France. It’s a hazy, humid summer morning after rain, and so dewy it’s coating our faces in salty mist.
Many of us know that an oyster is more than just an appetizer on half shell. Most of us also understand an oyster’s role as
Bring back the imagination, the refusal of ordinary, the celebration of color and myriad mysteries. Provide a DJ that requires no requests, and libations that
Last year was the first official Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, and when I wrote my initial story on the event, I made a comment that still
It was fortuitous that an annual work conference was destined for Shanghai this year, as I’ve been itching to explore the oyster scene in China.
Meet the Future of Aquaculture on the Gulf: The Growers Behind Grand Isle Sea Farms and Indian Lagoon
The first oyster that Elina ever tasted was from her own farm. Elina Guerrero’s life never had anything to do with oysters. She is from
Warwick and I pit-stopped into The Shop on our way back from Damariscotta around mid-day on a Sunday. Feeling lucky to get a little reprieve
I love my little home in Boston, but after airports and cities five days a week I slow down hard – begging for salty air
Nicolette Mariano and I connected via my last farm story about Oyster Boss. I originally planned to blend the perspectives of both Jeff Tilley and
After three weeks in Asia where the oysters weren’t a menu offering, I was thrilled to land in Australia where Christmas would be warm, the
Duxbury, Massachusetts produces some of the best oysters in the world, so you can imagine how many bivalve lovers would visit each year to spend
I was scheduled to speak with Jeff Tilley of Oyster Boss one November morning but when I rang, it went straight to voicemail. A few
Boats, drinks, music, friends, crabs, oysters, sunsets. Is there a greater joy in this world? I stumbled across Half Shell Adventures months ago, and every
This trip to London was special. My best college friend, Amanda, was preparing for her wedding, and so I made the trip to spend a
If I could describe Saltie Girl in the form of a gem, it would be the little emerald of oyster bars. As petite as it
As I begin this post, I am revisiting personal pastimes of long, sticky drives down south with my family, and the changing smells from oak to
“The seatbelt light will not be lit; feel free to move about the cabin,” said Chip, Captain of the River Tripper and River Cruise Host.
Damariscotta, or as they are calling it, the “Napa Valley of Oysters” requires an exemplary place to enjoy them. Well, we found it. Warwick and
Richmond seems like another home to me. Its suburbs and likeness to where I grew up feel all too familiar. The DC, Maryland and Virginia
I wandered through Covent Garden on a Monday evening and mistook it for a Friday. Dim spotlights, uneven streets, and cacophonous chatter on packed outdoor
I can’t help but feel a bit of nostalgia as I introduce the next feature. My second farm – ever (!) – on Lady Oyster
Most people visiting DC want to stand in awe of monuments or hustle through its amazing museums. They’ll take the evening to explore Alexandria’s old
Source: Emily Sotomayer. Boston Magazine NOTE FROM VIRGINIA: Sadly, Les Sablons has shut its doors. I truly loved this bar and am very sad to
Here`s a scene for the books. Imagine four oyster-obsessed people at midnight in a Cambridge parking car garage, huddled over 1,000 oysters chilling in the
Warwick and I rolled up to the Harbor Point docks in Stamford, Connecticut, coffees in hand, on a warm, sunny Wednesday morning. As we arrived,
Oyster lovers come in all forms. From growers to shuckers, poets to architects, artists to environmentalists, restaurateurs to consumers – there are deep appreciations for them
There I was, sneaking up to the bar at East Coast Provisions like the Pink Panther, and wondering whether I looked a little too obvious
Let me confess, if it’s not already obvious. I’m not in the business of reviewing restaurants; I just love to share what I love, and
Ireland, as many of us oyster lovers know, is the home to one of Europe’s longest foodie celebrations, The Galway Oyster Festival, which started back
My first experience at Neptune Oyster was years ago with two of my most untamed, wildest friends from home (DC). I recall laughing as hard
Jon hooked me on his story. There is something so refreshing about someone who, in the blink of an instant, knows what’s next. For Jon,
Warwick and I looped around Wellfleet’s windy little roads, half remembering the directions from the Festival just months prior and the bumper-to-bumper congestion as the
Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s the most wonderful time of the OYSTER ! I’m singing it, I’m singing it everywhere … And
As you drive up the coast of New England, you’ll fall in love with its sleepy seaport towns. They’re all a little bit different, and
99% Invisible’s Podcast, Oyster-tecture Who loves a good podcast? I got hooked about six years ago starting as a diehard of This American Life,
On my last work trip, I had the opportunity to pop into Rappahannock in downtown Richmond. I had heard so much about the Rappahannock Oyster
“Opening Minds, Opening Oysters” When I started this blog, I was most excited about the thought of meeting new people who shared the same passions
Nantucket, Nantucket… I’m still new to Massachusetts but I dropped down a year ago for the Film Festival and fell absolutely in love with the
I was thrilled to speak today to Christine Oreskovich, publisher of The Coast, the award-winning, alt-weekly newspaper for the Halifax, Nova Scotia community… and the
Why do I love it? Three things: 1) A part of me wants this to be my house. New Orleans distressed walls with a dash
I am honored to share the story of Gardner Douglas, a US Vet and the 6th greatest shucker in the nation. Every journey sharing these
In the words of Steve Harvey, I’ve got a good one for you today. Let me introduce you to Scott, who just might be the oyster
I am so inspired by people like Abby. Abby is an entrepreneur who owns Long Cove Sea Farm, and is carving out her niche in
The words “vintage” and “wine” go really well together, but you wouldn’t be too keen to hear “vintage” and “oysters” in the same sentence. That is
How could I not ask Fat Baby Oysters for a story? I’ve followed them online and they really do “scream with attitude.” How did they
Wedged right in between quaint old Commonwealth Ave. and a bustling Boylston St., you’ll find Select Oyster Bar, which doesn’t seem at all too fussed if
Picture two scruffy post-campers rolling up in East Portland. We smell a little smoky, our hair has gone wild, and we have a damp dog
Nonesuch Oysters begin with a woman named Abigail Carroll, otherwise known as Maine’s Oyster Lady (so fitting that I could catch her for a brief
We invite you to indulge in the sea’s inspiration with us, to go with the flow and embrace life’s possibilities. – Sea Dipped Meet Hattie,
When I started this project, my hope was that I could weave meaningful stories into the enchanting world of oysters. I have been modestly asking
Thank god for a warm week in New England and a bit of sunshine – does that ever compliment a few oysters and champs! Apparently
The Southern Way Drenched in cocktail sauce on a cracker. The Good Luck Charm BFFs… You gotta eat the crab. Passing us those buckets! Thanks
Thanks to the suit job I get to bounce around the east coast in my quest for oyster knighthood. I’m not the best at this
First thing’s first. The Island Creek Oyster Dudes are supposedly a few couple of suave gents. They’re borderline celebrity for a little city like Boston…
Duty calls for the real job! But there is always time for a few seafood joints along the way. Granville Island pit stop and Rodney’s.
The Essential Oyster and Shucked. More on these stories to come.
Review of Oysters at The Maiden, Boston.
This is me, and my dog Penny. I was born on the Eastern Shore in Maryland, and grew up in that beautiful, porous state for
Stephie Jones is a coastal artist based in Virginia Beach who is well known for her range of captivating interpretations of oysters. Her modern impressionism meets the bold colors of America’s rugged coast.
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