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What Kind of Oyster Eater Are You?

Different oysters suit different occasions and different people. If you haven't yet been wowed by oysters, you may well have been dallying with the wrong ones. Save yourself time, money, and heartbreak by picking an oyster eater profile, then finding your matches.

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A Dozen Oysters You Should Know (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Like wine, oysters draw their unique flavors from their environment. They taste like the sea, but the sea tastes different in every bay. Today, there are at least 300 unique oyster varieties in North America, each producing distinct and often dazzling oysters. The Oyster Guide provides a tour of those appellations and a taste of what’s in my book. Want to weigh in with your own comments and reviews, and find other oyster lovers’ favorites? Visit my sister site, Oysterater. Need a primer? Read my 20 New Rules for Oyster Eating.

Maps & Regions

Maps and RegionsUse the interactive maps to explore the oyster regions and appellations of North America, or look up your favorites using OysterFinder, our A-to-Z index including recent discoveries.

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