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10 Acquired Tastes

Raw Oysters

Most people either love raw oysters or think they're revolting. It's rare you hear someone say, "Eh, they're OK, I guess." Whether you like the delicacy or loathe it usually boils down to whether you can deal with the texture, or "mouth feel," of the raw oyster. For example, I think raw oysters look like a wad of mucous served on a rock. But many people find them tasty. Most raw oysters are served with lemon juice, cocktail or hot sauce, a vinegar-based shallot sauce, and crackers..