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by Sophie Gayot

Want to learn about oysters, the “merroir,” and how to open them? My words would not be as good as those of Maître Écailler Christophe Happillon. So just watch my exclusive video interview with him and enjoy his charming French accent from Marseille.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, visit Happillon’s website to find out where you can taste his oysters. Happillon can also come to the comfort of your own home for parties.

We didn’t get a chance to discuss two important oyster topics:
– how to pair them with wine. Follow our advice in “Pairing Wine with Oysters” from’s Wine section.
– oysters are considered an aphrodisiac. Read why in GAYOT’s Top 10 Romantic Foods list.

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1 Comment »

  1. Great Interview ….. you are obviously an oyster lover.

    Comment by Anthony Lefort — May 4, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

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