The Poet of Appetites II
Posted on December 29, 2017
“An oyster leads a dreadful but exciting life. Indeed, his chance to live at all is slim, and if he should survive the arrows of his own outrageous fortune and in the two weeks of his carefree youth find a clean smooth place to fix on, the years afterwards are full of stress, passion and danger.” –M.F.K. Fisher
There is something extravagant about eating oysters, maybe due to their exciting lives as Fisher describes it. This holiday I have been re-reading “Consider the Oyster” and making them a part of my holiday menus. Last week I tackled oyster stew–a deliciously elegant experience–and this week it is baked oysters. After the richness of holiday eating, this simple casserole will make a meal in itself, possibly accompanied by a simple green salad.