Pippa Middleton Shucks Oysters

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Think about your knife, Pippa.

For her column in the Telegraph, the food writer visits Wheelers Oyster Bar to ostensibly find out if oysters are "really an aphrodisiac," which means there's a standard amount of oyster claptrap you already heard four zillion times in tow. But some of the pro tips are good: Chef Mark Stubbs comes out against protective metal-mesh gloves (“they’re for woosies”), for example, and elsewhere, Pippa's step-by-step tutorial has some decent advice, at least, except for the part about flipping the oyster meat over to check for bits of shell — that's just shucking heresy. [Telegraph, Earlier]