Food Fight: Raw oysters, yes or no?
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Earlier this month on the FoodCrush Podcast, Food & Dining Editor Lori Fredrich challenged Culture Editor Matt Mueller to give up his oyster virginity and try a raw oyster for the very first time.
When it comes to eating raw seafood for the first time, the intimidation factor is high. Oysters can be firm and chewy or slightly gooey and soft. And, depending on the variety, they can have any number of flavor notes including salty, sweet, melony, buttery, coppery, briny or mineral-rich.
For some, they're a delicious indulgence. For others, they're a food nightmare come true. Where do you stand when it comes to consuming raw oysters?
Weigh in now!
Never tried a raw oyster, but curious about the best way to do so? It always helps to get prepped by an expert.
Listen in as oyster experts, including Chef Joe Muench of Maxie's and Corporate Executive Chef Adam Siegel of The Bartolotta Restaurants, explain the best ways to eat these tasty little bivalve mollusks.
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