The oyster has found a sweet niche in an array of regional cuisines. With so many tantalizing ways to enjoy the beloved bivalve, it's an education everyone can enjoy. (Serves 4-5)
Knowledge of oysters and their cultural sources has become a status symbol, akin to an understanding of fine cognacs or Cuban cigars. Despite the trend toward more sophisticated cooking techniques, there remains a strong predisposition for the simplest of oyster dishes: the invertebrate unadorned, on the half shell.