local athens writer andre´gallant recently began working on a book project about georgia oysters and the people connected with them- those who work in the field, and in the water, everyday. In celebration of his project, and also to raise funds for it, andre´ held a backyard oyster roast with the help from his friends at seabear and the national, and many, many others. it was a rare treat to get a taste of fresh georgia oysters, both roasted and raw. we wish andre´ the best of luck on his exciting project.
photographs by rinne allen