Oh Oysters Come And Walk With Us

Today being National Oyster Day I thought I’d repost is item from 2017 on my favourite mollusc! Time for a feed!

Willy Or Won't He

walrus-and-the-carpenter-3Perhaps the most famous ostreidae celebrated in story and rhyme are those unfortunate, plump – and let’s be honest stupid – young oysters who accepted the Walrus’s invitation to go for a jog along that great expanse of sand.  Even though their Elder wisely refused to join the rather unusual pairing of Tradesman and Marine Mammal on their stroll, the foolish young ones eagerly trotted off hand-in-hand (?) with, or puffing behind, the Walrus and the Carpenter.  And their sad fate as a result of that inadvisable course of action is well documented and told to Alice, with perhaps unnecessary glee, by those battling brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee*.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes- and ships- and sealing wax-
Of cabbages- and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot-
And whether pigs have wings.”

“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,

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Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

3 thoughts on “Oh Oysters Come And Walk With Us”

  1. I am shocked by your contribution to the creeping expansion of American culture. Notwithstanding the economic importance of catering (read pandering) to tourists, the summer months are not the best season for oysters. While the English requirement for oysters to be consumed in month containing as “r” may not hold true on this side of the Atlantic, what is true is that the “nation” in National Oyster Day is the United States. Elsewhere in the world there are different celebrations. In Galway Bay, for example , the famous Oyster Festival and inspiration for our own Seafood Festival is celebrated in late September, the acknowledged beginning to the oyster season. For most of our history oysters could not be caught or even sold during the summer months, in part because of the spawning in early summer. Instead of celebrating an American manufactured public relations exercise I suggest you delay your feeding frenzy and postpone the indulgence until the fall when oysters really come into their own. Your palate will thank you and you will need neither lemon nor tabasco. A crisp Chablis or, as you note, a heavy stout are the only acceptable accompaniments needed.

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