Déjà Chew | Virginia’s Seafood Past


Virginia oysters pop up in markets and on menus near and far, but their tasty history goes back to the very First Landing of English settlers at Cape Henry [Virginia Beach] in 1607.

Throughout history, folks have lauded their availabity, size, and of course deliciousness, such as Thomas Glover, who, in his 1676 “An Account of Virginia” penned:

Here are plenty of oysters that they may load ships with them. At the mouth of Elizabeth River, when it is low water, they appear in rocks a foot above water.


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