Mama’s Oyster Stew

I grew up near the Gulf Coast of Alabama, so naturally we ate a lot of fish and seafood. Shrimp, crab, and oysters were always plentiful. And while we ate shrimp and crab all year long, there was always one hard and fast rule about our bivalves: You should only eat oysters during months containing … Continue reading Mama’s Oyster Stew

The dead horse of Christmas

Y'all, I told myself I wouldn't do it. I just swore I would not kick the dead horse of Christmas parodies, but I just can't resist it. So here it goes (sing with me now!): On the twelfth day of Christmas the Deep South gave to me... 12 Half-shell oysters 11 Rs a-dropping 10 Quarts … Continue reading The dead horse of Christmas