The most notorious of all the sexy, love foods.
Why are oysters said to be aphrodisiacs? Legend says that the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, (from whom “aphrodisiac” got its name) sprang from an oyster shell!
More scientifically, though, oysters are high in zinc. Zinc contains progesterone, the hormone which controls the libido. So popping one of these slippery delicacies should get you and your partner in the mood for love.
Another reason oysters are considered to be aphrodisiacs is because of what they look like. Talk about the power of suggestion. Their imagery has a psychological effect on the libido. Even the well-known Casanova was said to consume oysters by the dozen!
We can all agree that oysters are best enjoyed freshly shucked with a little lemon juice, Tabasco, and cracked black pepper. But do you know how to open the little devils?
Here is everything you need to know about oysters; where to buy them, what equipment you need and, of course, how to shuck them.
In this video, Franck Dangereux, chef and owner of The Food Barn, shows us how to properly shuck an oyster: