I'll admit the only way I have ever eaten an oyster is fried. I have refused to try them raw out of a shell. The word "snot" comes to mind when I see one so I just cannot force myself to try one. However, lots of people do and love them. Take for instance, Pamela Levi, she loves oysters and eats a lot of them. However, one day while eating an oyster she found a gem, literally.