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No. 227: Huîtres: Where Have All the “Rs” Gone?

Yesterday was the end of oyster season. Sigh…

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We have to wait for the next month with an “r” in it to come around before we can enjoy the best of the best huîtres in their proper seasons.

We did have a terrific fall and winter tasting season, and nearly 6-weeks of spring, but now it is May, and May is “mai” en français. Oh why, oh why, can’t “mai” be one of the thousands of French words with a string of silent letters? Why didn’t l’Académie française or one of the 40 all-knowing immortels slip in a silent “r” somewhere between May (mai) and August (août)?

As it is, we will need to wait until September (septembre)—123 days until oyster season rolls around again.

In the meantime, we’ll always have the memories…

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huîtres: oysters

 

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I am already looking forward to September – yum!!!

    May 1, 2014
  2. They look tasty, but I tried oysters – not my cup of tea (or should I say sea)!

    May 1, 2014
    • No, they are not for everyone. They are one of nature’s beauties visually though, and fun to go with girlfriends for on a sunny day.

      May 1, 2014

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