The Oyster: Pearl of the Sea

Rumor and myth surround the delicious, mysterious mollusk; here are the facts from a recent U-T article:

Humans have been eating the oyster since at least the Roman Empire. In 19th-century New York, oysters were a popular food among the working class and also helped spark the city’s restaurant industry.

The razor-edged mollusks come in an array of sizes and flavors and, for one person, may conjure images of seafood paella on the coast of Spain, while summoning thoughts of shooters in San Francisco or oysters Rockefeller in New Orleans.

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