Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Expert Guide

The next time you shuck open a dozen oysters or order an icy platterful, consider skipping the usual glass of sparkling wine or Muscadet. Instead, follow your heart and drink what you’re really craving this time of year: bourbon.

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Chefsteps

Love fresh oysters, but can't deal with the frustrations that come with opening them?

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Expert Guide

Oysters are much more versatile than you think. While the plump, briny bivalves are, of course, spectacular served raw with a squeeze of lemon, they are also great for pickling, grilling, frying, stirring into creamy chowder—you get the picture.

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Expert Guide

For National Oyster Day, we consulted with experts to find out when, how and with which intoxicating beverages to eat everyone’s favorite hermaphroditic mollusks.

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App Spotlight

There’s an app to keep track of almost everything now—calories, wines, beers, finances and now, oysters. Stay with us, it’s actually really useful.

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#HowISummer

The best way to include oysters at your cookout this summer? Have them shipped to your doorstep.

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Do-Gooders

Writer Francis Lam explores the Chesapeake with the cousins behind Rappahannock Oyster Co.

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Expert Guide

We asked three chefs for the essential oysters that everyone should know. It’s a great cheat sheet to keep on hand for the next time you’re surrounded by oysters at a party—or simply ordering off a menu.

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Make This Now

Here, five excellent ways to serve oysters for brunch.

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At-Home Sommelier

Anyone who knows anything about pairing wine with food certainly holds this as a universal truth: you don’t drink red wine with oysters. Until now.

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