Fried oysters with creamed spinach

Be brave for these beloved bivalves

Originally appeared in the January 12, 2012 edition of the Southside Times.

In the Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens’s Samuel Pickwick comments that “poverty and oysters seems to go together.”  Yet in our current culinary zeitgeist, oysters are a delicacy (particularly the raw variety), often associated with more cosmopolitan eating scenes.  But it might just be an issue of bravery.  For it was a brave man, wrote Jonathan Swift, that first ate an oyster.  People are eager to try something exotic, particularly here in the Midwest.  Read more here: (more…)