Louisiana oysters

Ian McNulty

Start with a pile of fresh oysters and you don't need much more to make a party. That's part of the inspiration for a new event coming up this weekend in New Orleans.

Confronted with the crazy abundance of oysters in coastal Louisiana, we have come up with countless ways to prepare them.

Louisiana health officials have closed an oyster harvesting area in Terrebonne Parish they suspect is contaminated with a virus. Fourteen people have gotten sick.