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Eight Forty-Eight

Falling in Love, with the Oyster

"Consider the Oyster,” urged food writer M.F.K. Fisher in her 1941 cook book with that title. Among other things, it's supposed to be one of the great culinary aphrodisiacs. But before you consider wooing your beloved with mollusks this Valentine's Day, you might also consider whether your "sweet thing" is truly in the mood.

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