Tasting Notes from Oyster Expert Julie Qiu

Whether you’re an aficionado or newbie, oysters make a sophisticated addition to any dinner party. And while the essence of an oyster varies depending on where and how it’s grown, here are some general tasting notes from Julie Qiu, founder and author of In A Half Shell, a website dedicated to international oyster appreciation.

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Interview with Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin

We all know how important it is to drink water, but let’s be honest, plain old H2O can be a little, well, bland. Hint CEO Kara Goldin felt so strongly about this that just over a decade ago she left her job as an AOL executive and began developing a sugar-free water beverage that offered a healthier alternative to sodas and drinks infused with diet sweeteners. Click through to read our interview with Kara.

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A Lesson in Aphrodisiacs from Francine Segan

It’s been rumored that some foods have the ability to put hearts in your eyes. We talked to Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian cuisine, a noted food historian, and James Beard-nominated author of six books including Dolci: Italy’s Sweets and Pasta Modern, and asked her to share her knowledge of aphrodisiacs just in time for our annual Month of Love. Learn more about how to add sparks to your V-Day after the jump.

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