How does an oyster taste?

“Buttery,” 7-year-old Simone Chamberland, who prefers her oysters barbecued, says. “Like the sea,” her dad, Luc Chamberland, offers.

For Luc, who grew up in Quebec, oysters elicit memories of riding the ferry over the St. Lawrence River as a child. “You could smell the scent of salt air . . .

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