Love Connection in the 80's
Before there was the cult of oyster lovers, there was a cult T.V. show about love. (Cult Gen-Xers, do you remember? Oh, the glory days of latch key kids). It had all the trappings of high drama: blind dates, secret videotapes, audience participation. Now, the Cult knows what the Cult knows. While we watched this train wreck with glee, there was nothing, and we mean nothing, about Love Connection that was real.
A love story
"It had been a while since we had oysters (living in Tennessee doesn't lend itself to the option very often; which is a shame, since I grew up near Apalachicola), so we decided to order some from Real Oyster Cult for the weekend.
We put on some music and were enjoying drinks while I made a mignonette and Tyler whipped up some accoutrements.
Tyler told me to sit by the fireplace and read while he shucked (what...
You're our team.
And we're in-it-to-win-it for the Cult. Follow these easy steps to ensure victory for you and your friends. Step One: Order the Super Sampler. Step Two: Unbox said Sampler at your Super Bowl Party.
Boom. You've won, because this Super Sampler, dear cult, is victory. It's a melange of flavor. It's a boutique oyster bar experience. In a box.
Truro Pearl from Cape Cod is deep-cupped and pretty: a mouthful of intense mineral brine, decadent...
Get Fired Up
So I'm ready to attack, gonna lead the pack
Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out
That's right, put your pom-poms down, getting everyone fired up
Take a leaf out of Gwen's playbook, and get everyone fired up. Your sure-fire way to keep your Game Day fans happy? First: Oysters. Second: Tequila.
Easy Peasy. Lemon Squeezy.
1. Melt butter
2. Add crushed herbs and...
Meditate on Gulmuchim 굴무침
It's official, Cult. Winter's here, the holidays are in the rearview, and our resolutions are...shall we say...in progress? Fast forward to comforting soups and spicy food like Korean Galmuchim 굴무침 (seasoned fresh oysters) the balm of the winter soul, and the enormously cheerful and encouraging words of Sam Sifton (New York Times).
"You've just got to breathe. You've just got to get through whatever it is this morning has brought you and remember that there are people who love you and people you love, and if you can get to the market on the way home you can cook...