April Fulton

April Fulton is the senior blogger for National Geographic's food blog, The Plate. Food is the critical element that binds us all, and through it we can begin to unlock the secrets of what it means to be human. And very little in life is better than pie. Follow April on Twitter @Fultonhere.

Instant Connoisseur: Raw Oysters

Oysters improve water quality by acting as filters. And, when coupled with the fact that they lack central nervous systems, the bivalves pass the test for even the most ethically minded eaters. Need more incentive? Scientists say Casanova, who allegedly downed 50 a day, was right about that aphrodisiac thing.