I know, I know. Not everyone finds raw oysters appealing. For some, they're just too darn slimy. But not for me.
As a native of New Orleans, I've loved raw oysters since I was a teenager. Cold, clean, and salty – and even better with a squirt of lemon juice and a dab of cocktail sauce. In fact, I dream about them all the time, and I miss them when I'm not down south. That's probably why I eat so many of them during my fall visits to New Orleans – I have to get my fill before enduring months without them, and needless to say, I'm really, really hoping that the current Gulf oil spill doesn't destroy the Louisiana oyster beds for years to come.
So, what's your favorite food? What yummy treat do you dream about often – and what would you lament being without?
Authors and characters are all welcome to share! So, come on, let's get hungry!