April 19th, 2011
10:00 AM ET
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Watch the Green Solutions in Focus: Eatocracy Edition hour-long special hosted by Tom Foreman on Saturday, April 23rd at 3pm ET and see all Earth Day coverage at eatocracy.com/infocus

Previously - Oysters stage a comeback after BP disaster, Beyond Raw: How New Orleans serves up oysters and a Secret Supper in the Big Easy
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February 17th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
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Laissez les bons temps rouler! Eatocracy is in New Orleans this week getting ready for the second edition of our Secret Supper. We'll be sharing the people, purveyors and places that make this such a significant food town, and hope you'll join in with your questions, memories, restaurant suggestions and general bonhomie.

Ten months after the BP oil disaster that spewed about 200 million gallons of crude into the ocean off the Louisiana coast, oysters are starting to make a comeback in New Orleans restaurants – a remarkable feat, considering that about half of the local oyster population was killed during the spill; and considering that a majority of Americans surveyed still express some squeamishness about eating seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.
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February 17th, 2011
09:05 AM ET
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Laissez les bons temps rouler! Eatocracy is in New Orleans this week getting ready for the second edition of our Secret Supper. We'll be sharing the people, purveyors and places that make this such a significant food town, and hope you'll join in with your questions, memories, restaurant suggestions and general bonhomie.

New Orleans (CNN) - Without a blink of hesitation, Renee Fish grabbed a squirmy-raw oyster off an iced platter in New Orleans and sloshed it into her mouth.

“It’s definitely the texture,” she said, her eyes lighting up at the experience of just having eaten a live mollusk from the Gulf of Mexico’s once-oily waters. “And they’re clean. They have a real silkiness. I try not to think about what other nasties could be in there.”

On a neon-lit night at the Acme Oyster House, Fish and her husband went on to order two-dozen raw oysters, a half-dozen charbroiled oysters and two “oyster shooters,” which are essentially vodka shots with oysters staring up from the bottom.

As for the oil spill: “It really didn’t even enter my mind.”
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December 20th, 2010
07:45 PM ET
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7viacVjtZsw&feature=youtu.be&w=416]

Our pal Chef Bryan Caswell, evangelist for Houston, friend of Waffle House, and recent Next Iron Chef contestant is a die-hard son of the Gulf and he'll do what it takes to get it cleaned up - even at the expense of his dignity.

p.s. That's him in the role of "John," rockin' the Nancy Sinatra white galoshes official White Boot Brigade-style shrimping kicks.

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