Thursday, September 1, 2011

On September 1

On this day in...
... 2011 (today), tradition marks the start of the season for eating oysters. How to remember? It's said that oysters only should be eaten in months with an "r" in their name -- and September's the 1st of those post-summer. Why only "r" months? Reportedly, by an Act of Parliament at Westminster, which set the date as a means to protect the British mollusks' spawning season, which lasts from May to August. In truth, gourmands may eat oysters any time, but they're supposed to be tastier outside of spawning season. (photo credit) Enjoy!

(Prior September 1 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

No comments: