Oysters are a Kiss from the Ocean – How to Shuck an Oyster

Question: Which of these foods are said to stir passion? An oyster, an avocado or a turnip? Oysters you immediately say. But why? Maybe it’s the zinc in the oysters, maybe it’s the mythology that has become accepted as gospel, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Increasingly, fishmongers play up the equivalent of a wine terrior.  Apparently … Read More

Wine and Canvas – a Couple’s Night for Valentine’s!

Wine and Canvas was a west coast fun night phenomenon that has now come to western Massachusetts and the Deerfield Inn, amongst other venues.  It is a painting class with cocktails! Last night a professional artist led a group of couples in painting a canvas that joined up to make one large picture when they … Read More