Happy Sunday everyone!
Today's French food for thought are oysters or as they say in French, les huîtres!
This morning, after church, my sweet husband and I rode our bikes down to the Quai or waterfront to an open air market to make our purchase of those delicious treats!
As usual, there was a long line of people waiting to take home their oysters for the traditional Sunday meal.
Eating oysters on Sunday seems to be a French tradition, but I don't know why?! It is just something that Frenchies do.
But, as the expression goes, enquiring minds want to know! So, I decided to ask the French expert in my family, my sweet husband.
I asked and I quote, "Hey Chouch (pronounced shoosh, short of Chouchou) Why do the French eat oysters on Sunday?"
His reply and I quote, "Why not?!"
Of course, right! How French of him, non?! I then decided to do an internet search for some answers, however I didn't find anything interesting.
I already knew that oysters are considered an aphrodisiac, since the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite herself persented herself to the world on a half shell... off the coast of Cyprus, of course!
And did you also know that oysters contain dopamine? Oysters are not only good, but good for you! They aid to control brain function and influences sexual desire!!! Oh la la!
Of course, oysters are an aquired taste. I love them, especially with a squirt of lemon to bring out their natural flavors. I love the taste of their milk, their saltiness and freshness. I just love them and I could easily have eaten more than a dozen all by myself! MIAM!!! Soooo good!
If you want to add a little French flair to your life, go on and enjoy the delicious and fresh tastes of oysters on a Sunday! Who knows, maybe Aphrodite will pay you a litttle visit! wink-wink!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
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My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
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