Author Archives: Crystal Cun

Meetup: Greenport Oyster Farm Tour & U-Shuck

Photo: Little Creek Oyster Farm I’m excited to announce another oyster farm field trip! On Saturday, Sept 6th, we’ll be heading to Greenport for an oystercentric day with some of New York’s leading watermen. I’ve been talking to these folks … Continue reading

Recipe: Octopus Risotto

Photo: W&T Seafood What do you do with an abundance of octopus? Last year, I forayed into the age old dilemma of how to tenderize an octopus. After a successful slow roast, I had a lot of cooked octopus on … Continue reading

Meetup: “Just Back From France” Dinner at Left Bank

Summer travel season is here, and our thoughts naturally turn to to seaside villages and lazy Riviera afternoons. But you won’t have to jet across the pond to capture that spirit if you come to this NY Oyster Lovers Meetup … Continue reading

An Oyster Hatchery Grows in New York City

For the last year, I’ve been cultivating a small oyster garden in NYC Harbor as part of the NY/NJ Baykeepers oyster gardening program. It has been a journey full of unexpected delights, failures and mysteries. This year, the oyster gardening … Continue reading

Meetup: Oyster Shucking Workshop & Dinner

Maybe you love eating oysters, but do you also know how to shuck them? It’s not difficult and it’s not dangerous, especially when you’ll be getting guidance from some of New York’s most enthusiastic ostreaphiles! On Monday, June 23, we’ll … Continue reading

Oyster Garden: Who Will Survive?

We’ve had a wet winter and chilly spring here in New York, one that has stymied the plans of gardeners and farmers hoping to get an early start to the growing season. While they aren’t plants dependent on photosynthesis, oysters … Continue reading