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  • Virginia man eats 40 dozen oysters in 8 minutes to win world title

    06/05/2018 4:04:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 5/04/18 | Bob D'Angelo
    NEW ORLEANS - A Virginia man wolfed down 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes Sunday to win the World Oyster Eating Championship at the New Orleans Oyster Festival, the Times-Picayune reported. Darron Breeden of Orange, Virginia, topped a field of seven contestants who participated in the annual contest, which is held in a park between the French Quarter and the Mississippi River.
  • Study Says Seafood Is Sexy, Leads To More Love Making And Babies

    05/31/2018 7:30:39 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 50 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 5/30/18 | Anonymous
    A new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests seafood could also give your sex life a boost. It suggests that couples who load up on fruits from the sea tend to have more sex and conceive faster than other couples trying to get pregnant. The study is welcome news for one couple who enjoys both seafood and its sexy impact on their sex life. “There’s some truth to it… in fact we’re about to head out to test that theory here if I get my oysters,” said John Siener over lunch. His partner Belle Hayes...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - April 2018

    03/28/2018 4:07:48 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 156 replies
    I have fond memories of dying Easter eggs when I was a kid; today, the smell of vinegar will always take me back to the dining-room table of my childhood, and the PAAS egg-dying kits. Last week, I discovered a somewhat messier alternative technique that nevertheless results in a beautiful dyed egg: Shaving Cream Easter eggs (remember to only use shaving CREAM for this, not the gel): https://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/eggs/shaving-cream-easter-eggs/In 1937, a General Connor wrote from West Point to Colonel Simon Bolivar Buckner of Kentucky - who was then at Fort Meade - a request for the latter’s famous Mint Julep recipe....
  • Woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from oysters

    01/08/2018 9:35:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Back in September, Texas residents Vicki Bergquist and wife Jeanette LeBlanc were visiting family in Louisiana. They went crabbing with friends and family on the coast, picking up a sack of raw oysters in a market in Westwego. It wasn't long after when LeBlanc's health rapidly declined, CBS affiliate KLFY-TV reports. The couple's friend Karen Bowers says she and LeBlanc shucked and ate about two dozen raw oysters. "About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything," Bergquist said. "An allergic reaction of sorts, that's what I would call it. That's...
  • Woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from oysters

    01/08/2018 1:13:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 8, 2018
    Back in September, Texas residents Vicki Bergquist and wife Jeanette LeBlanc were visiting family in Louisiana. They went crabbing with friends and family on the coast, picking up a sack of raw oysters in a market in Westwego. It wasn't long after when LeBlanc's health rapidly declined, CBS affiliate KLFY reports. The couple's friend Karen Bowers says she and LeBlanc shucked and ate about two dozen raw oysters. "About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything," Bergquist said. "An allergic reaction of sorts, that's what I would call it. That's...
  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Continues Fight Against Closure

    10/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | Julie Cheever
    As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The oyster farm and owner Kevin Lunny asked an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision in which a smaller panel of the court ruled against the company by a 2 to 1 vote in September. In that ruling, the smaller panel upheld a federal trial judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes

    11/29/2012 5:16:32 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 26 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/29/12 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area. Salazar made his decision a day before the 40-year lease allowing Drakes Bay Oyster Co., to harvest shellfish in the estuary expires and one week...
  • Interior secretary denies renewal of oyster company lease on national seashore in California

    11/29/2012 1:56:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be shut down and the site converted to a wilderness area, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Thursday. Salazar said he will not renew the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. lease that expires Friday. The move will bring a close to a yearslong environmental battle over the site.
  • Feds boot Drakes Bay Oyster Co. from Pt. Reyes [California, Ken Salazar]

    11/29/2012 1:58:00 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 20 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar rejected a proposal to extend the lease of a popular oyster farm at Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish production on the 1,100 acres where Europeans first stepped foot in California. The decision will allow the National Park Service to turn the picturesque bay where Sir Francis Drake landed more than 400 years ago into California's first federally designated marine wilderness area.
  • Alleged ass-grabbing oyster shucker now facing drug charges

    07/29/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Universal Hub (Boston, MA) ^ | July 25, 2012 | Adam G.
    A Colombian national who got bounced from oyster shucking jobs at two well known eateries was arrested last week on charges of being a coke dealer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Wilmer Fernandez, a.k.a. Weimar Foronda, was arrested July 16 at the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing by BPD detectives who had been tracking his activities for several months, the DA's office says.
  • Gulf Oil Affecting Chicago Dinner Plates

    06/22/2010 9:03:22 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies
    nbc ^ | 06/22/10 | Mary Ruge
    The culinary consequences of the Gulf Oil disaster are hitting Chicagoans where it hurts -- in the stomach. Red Lobster on Tuesday announced that oysters will no longer be available on the menu. The popular seafood chain has had to remove the item because their fishermen suppliers are finding it more economically advantageous to help clean the oil rather than collect the shellfish. In fact, the company that supplies Gulf oysters to more than 400 Red Lobsters has closed its doors altogether. AmeriPure co-owner and founder Patrick Fahey said he hasn't been able to "get any meaningful volume of oysters"...
  • Debate Flares on Limits of Nature and Commerce in Parks

    11/01/2009 2:56:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 402+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | Leslie Kaufman
    POINT REYES STATION, Calif. — It seems a perfect marriage of nature and commerce. As boats ferry oysters to the shore, pelicans swoop by and seals pop their heads out of the water. But this spot on the Point Reyes National Seashore has become a flashpoint for a bitter debate over the limits of wilderness and commercial interest within America’s national parks. The National Park Service has said it cannot renew the permit to farm oysters in a tidal estuary here, which lapses in 2012, because federal law requires it to return the area to wilderness by eliminating intrusive commercial...
  • The FDA should get out of our gumbo [Louisiana]

    10/29/2009 6:15:32 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies · 667+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 29, 2009 | Editors
    A Food and Drug Administration decision to impose draconian new rules on oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico could wreck Louisiana's $300 million-a-year industry and restrict the diets of raw oyster lovers here and elsewhere for most of the year -- all in a misguided effort to prevent a serious but rare health threat. The FDA announced guidelines, to go into effect in 2011, that would require all Gulf oysters harvested from April through October to undergo a sterilization process before they can be sold. That could double or even triple the cost of Louisiana oysters for consumers and...
  • Louisiana blasts new FDA rule requiring oysters to be sterilized to prevent rare bacterial illness

    10/28/2009 7:22:46 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 34 replies · 2,044+ views
    Nola.com ^ | October 28, 2009 | Chris Kirkham
    At the small warehouse tucked away in the back side of the French Quarter, the shuckers at P&J Oyster Co. have arrived before daybreak for 133 years. Their in-shell and shucked oysters have been on the menus of generations of restaurateurs, from oysters on the halfshell at Acme Oyster House and Casemento’s to the seafood gumbo at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. In less than two years, the tradition could become obsolete for seven months out of the year, based on newly announced oyster guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration. In an effort to reduce cases of a rare, but potentially...
  • FDA to ban raw Gulf oysters unless treated for bacteria; proposal would take effect in 2011

    10/28/2009 4:47:50 AM PDT · by suthener · 23 replies · 716+ views
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | October 27, 2009 | The Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS -- Federal officials plan to ban sales of raw oysters harvested from the Gulf of Mexico unless the shellfish are treated to destroy potentially deadly bacteria.
  • Scientists side with Drakes Bay oyster farmer

    05/07/2009 8:52:04 AM PDT · by BlueDragon · 5 replies · 482+ views
    SF Gate ^ | May 6, 2009 | Peter Fimrite
    Supporters of a Marin County oyster farmer claimed victory Tuesday after a panel of scientists concluded that National Park Service officials made errors, selectively presented information and misrepresented facts in a series of reports about his Drakes Bay shellfish operation. The findings mark the second time in a year that the Park Service has been put under a spotlight for essentially fudging data in its attempts to show that the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. harmed the environment.
  • Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

    04/13/2008 12:34:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 105+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | April 13, 2008 | Mary Foster
    NEW ORLEANS - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer. The Acme World Oyster Eating championship belt _ leather, with a silver dish featuring an oyster on the half-shell _ hung on Bertoletti's skinny hips. The 22-year-old Chicago resident took the title Saturday...
  • Oy! Eating champ downs 35 dozen oysters

    04/12/2008 7:39:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 112+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/08 | Mary Foster - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer. The Acme World Oyster Eating championship belt — leather, with a silver dish featuring an oyster on the half-shell — hung on Bertoletti's skinny hips. The 22-year-old Chicago resident took the title Saturday by slurping 35 dozen of the big bivalves in eight minutes. "I could probably do a couple dozen more, especially if they were charbroiled,"...
  • Raising hope on a half-shell, Oysters come back from the brink

    11/22/2007 12:33:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 58+ views
    star ledger ^ | November 21, 2007 | MARYANN SPOTO
    For more than a century, oysters were so plentiful in the waters off New Jersey they were hawked on street corners the same way pretzels or hot dogs are today. But the industry fell on hard times when overharvesting and two strains of disease nearly wiped out the population in the 1960s and again in the 1990s. The steep decline took with it whole communities that depended on the oyster for survival. In recent years, Rutgers University scientists working with disease-resistant oysters and employing new technology have nursed the industry back to health and brought it to the brink of...
  • Dallas Resident Dies After Eating Raw Oysters

    09/29/2006 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Dysart · 151 replies · 2,288+ views
    NBC5i ^ | 9-29-06 | AP
    MCKINNEY, Texas -- The Collin County Health Department on Friday reported that a Dallas resident died earlier this week after consuming raw oysters at a restaurant in Plano.Oysters can be contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus. This bacterium is naturally present in marine environments and does not alter the appearance, taste, or odor of oysters.Among healthy people, ingestion of V. vulnificus can cause vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In immunocompromised persons, particularly those with chronic liver disease, V. vulnificus can infect the bloodstream, causing a severe and life-threatening illness characterized by fever and chills, decreased blood pressure (septic shock), and...