Oysters. Wine. Be Happy. Make Plans.

fresh oysters, shucked

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”

~ Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Eat oysters. Drink wine. Be happy. Make plans.
a moveable feast, lucien crochet sancerre wine




Oysters available at Sunday Hollywood Farmers’ Market from Carlsbad Aqua Farm or Oyster Boys.

Cold, crisp white wine available from Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Quincy. (“A New Taste for Old World Sauvignon Blanc” WSJ Feb 2013, “In the Orbit of Sancerre” NYTimes Aug 2012, in the photo: Lucien Crochet Sancerre)

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1 Lori Yates March 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

Those are making my mouth water. I’ve never bought & shucked oysters at home before, but I need to try it!


2 clambaker March 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I love Hemingway, even though he was a cheating bastard, and a woman hater, and undermined F. Scott and probably stole his soul. The man enjoyed his food. I’m looking forward to reading more about your happy plans and oyster eating rituals.


3 Nectaryne March 5, 2013 at 6:04 am



4 P Sarah Benton-Kenney March 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Gorgeous oyster photography. Alluring and captivating…


5 Type-A Baker March 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Your photos are simply beautiful, I hope to one day capture food as gloriously as you have! I would love any tips; feel free to check out my blog http://www.typeabaker.com


6 Dennis Wade March 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Ms. Gim, you have outdone yourself. If this is food porn I just shot my drool. I can almost taste the kiss of ocean in each photo. these with the Harry’s berries seascapes are a perfect meal.


7 ChilliandMint March 6, 2013 at 2:23 am

oooh I couldn’t agree more. Love the shots.


8 Wine Kitz Pickering March 9, 2013 at 9:09 am

What a lovely and important reminder!


9 Chef Di March 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

One of my favorite books ever, and such a great reminder! And I am in total awe of your beautiful photos!


10 LDGourmet March 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

Ever try Saké with oysters? A great pairing. Oyster Century Club members love it!


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