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Learn About Oysters With Cynthia Nims: Podcast

Are you intimidated by oysters? Looking to expand your eating repertoire beyond the half shell? Then you should be as excited as me to get this cookbook by my friend Cynthia Nims: Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea Before I gave away the majority of my worldly possessions and left Seattle [More]

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Piquepoul Please

Though my heart clearly belongs to Muscadet, I am also fond of another French white wine with oysters: Piquepoul. (You may also see it as Picpoul.) It’s a grape you’ll find in Southern France and, like Muscadet, makes a very lively, dry, oyster-loving wine. A squeeze of lemon or a splash of a red wine [More]

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Make Friends with Magnums of Pépière Muscadet

Why should red wine have all the fun? Thankfully, you can get Pépière Muscadet in magnums. And not just any Muscadet, but the old-vine, single-vineyard Clos des Briords. Muscadet, from the western edge of France’s Loire Valley, is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape. Not only is it the ultimate oyster wine, it is also [More]

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