I was asked to photograph oysters. Typically I photograph food that I eagerly speed through the photo making process so I can eat my subject. This shoot was different.
I’m not much of an oyster fan. I’ve tried and am continuing to try – although I give myself a free pass when I’m pregnant. I stay clear from foods that tend to make my stomach curl. I will resume trying to enjoy the likes of oysters, salmon – pretty much all seafood in general – after baby comes. I know I’m crazy, I live in Seattle and don’t eat seafood. I can’t believe I just admitted this. Can we still be friends?
Being an oyster novice I called for back up. Jon Rowley came to my rescue and gave me a personal shucking lesson. Three oysters later I was a pro – well, don’t sign me up for any competitions but I had it figured out.
Since most of you don’t have the luxury of getting a private lesson from Mr. Oyster himself, my husband and I made a video we like to call, How to Shuck an Oyster.
While you’re there check out the recipe for Champagne Mignonette Granita.
In more fun news – I am now the proud owner of a food photography site. I’d love for you to check it out.
One final announcement. If you live in the Seattle area you probably like coffee and if you like coffee you probably like cookies to dunk in said coffee and I think it’s also safe to assume that you want to end slavery. On June 4 you can do all those things (drink great coffee, eat/dunk some sweets and help to end slavery) while listening to the musical talents of Kate Campbell.
If you are interested in joining us for this event check out the invitation and purchase your ticket soon! It’s going to be an amazing night.
Want to know more about the coffee? It’s called Storyville. Sound familiar?