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    Chris Sherman, bottom center, demonstrates how to shuck an oyster during a class Thursday night at The Shop on Washington Avenue in Portland.

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    Food writer Meredith Goad cuts an oyster's adductor muscle to free it from its shell. Staff photo by Ben McCanna

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    Erik Joncas, center, slurps an oyster during shucking class. Students also got protective gloves, a guide and an oyster knife.

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    Joncas looks on as his wife, Jamie Joncas, pries open one of her oysters. Staff photo by Ben McCanna

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    Goad treats herself to a fresh oyster during shucking class. Staff photo by Ben McCanna

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    Sherman, center, discusses the finer points of oysters during shucking class. Sherman is the president of Island Creek Oysters, the Duxbury, Mass., company that built The Shop.

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