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

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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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  • Lori Yates

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

  • clambaker

    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.

  • Nectaryne

    Yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rileymadel P Sarah Benton-Kenney

    Gorgeous oyster photography. Alluring and captivating…

  • http://twitter.com/TypeABaker Type-A Baker

    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

  • Dennis Wade

    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.

  • ChilliandMint

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

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001753068267 Wine Kitz Pickering

    What a lovely and important reminder!

  • Chef Di

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

  • LDGourmet

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

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