Since my sister met her husband, she has been willing to try all sorts new and interesting things which is amazing since she is normally a really picky eater (she doesn’t even like sub sandwiches). I know she has eaten escargo, so I am pretty sure she has had oysters. I am not sure if she had them cooked or raw though. I have to admit that the Gulf oysters in the picture above don’t look too bad to try.
That being said, if you are going to eat raw oysters you do need to be careful. I came across Be Oyster Aware, and I learned about a ton of things I never knew before. For example, there is a bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus that can make you really sick if you are an at risk individual (lowered immune system, pregnant, cancer, diabetes, etc). I knew that you have to be very careful with what you eat when you are pregnant, but I had no idea about the other conditions. However, if the oysters are fully cooked, then you should not have to worry. The other cool thing is that they have some oyster recipes to try out. They even have a Chicago-Style Oyster Pizza!