Chargrilled Oysters

I have been making these for years and have somehow never written about it. Probably because I’ve never measured! These are my favorite oysters in the world. They’re perfectly good with just the cheese mixture but if you’re feeling chef-y, make the quick butter sauce and pour it a bit over on the grill. The…

Learning How to Shuck Oysters at Rapscallion

Today my friend Colleen (pictured above) and I learned how to properly shuck oysters at Rapscallion, a Dallas restaurant in the Lowest Greenville neighborhood. I buy raw oysters all the time but I never learned the art of shucking an oyster. Instead I throw raw oysters on the grill for a minute until they yawn…

Opera Inspired Dinner

I adore opera. The first opera I ever saw was Aida in an ancient Roman Theatre next to the ruins of the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece. Pretty epic way to start one’s love of an art form, don’t you think? I was hooked. For me opera isn’t about the words or even the story, it’s…