Tales of an oyster whisperer
Vince Baccari: Chef at Magnolia Mound
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Favorite Oyster: Raspberry Point, a new fan of Shipwreck
When we received a handwritten note from Vince Baccari after the holidays, we knew this cult member was pretty cool. And we wanted more.
"Today is Mardi Gras in Spanish Town. The oysters are in the refrigerator with a wet cloth over them. We'll eat them later.
I cook with Rosemary (a 29-year veteran) at Magnolia Mound, a historic French Creole Plantation House, restored by the city of...
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...