The ‘R’ Rule
by: Amanda Bochain
If you have ever heard of the oyster “R” rule, the first thing you should know is to forget it- this rule no longer applies. The R rule is old, the R rule is from the past, we no longer need the R rule!
All About The Month
The ‘R’ rule stated that oysters should only be eaten in months than contain the letter ‘R’. So that means you should only be enjoying oysters in September, October, November, December, January, March and April. What?!? That’s it?? What if I want an oyster in July… How did this silly logic begin and make oysters off limits in the summer?
While the ‘R’ rule may have had some merit once upon a time, oysters are pretty much always in season now. If you are still worried and dying to eat in oyster in June, ask Oysters XO if the oysters they have were commercially farmed or grown in the wild- commercial oysters are pretty safe from the ‘R’ rule.