The Essential Oyster
I love oysters. Really love them. There are so many amazing oyster varieties in the waters around his great country. How do you know the difference between all of these delectable delights? I found the answer in another great book from Bloomsbury.
Written by Rowan Jacobson, “The Essential Oyster”, is an oyster lover’s dream come true. Everything you have wanted to know about the many fabulous types of oysters in our coastal waters is included. A huge thank you to photographer, David Malosh, who did a top notch job of capturing each of these tempting morsels on film. The full color photographs are amazing.
Hubby and I have discussed it. We are taking this book with us in the RV as we travel the United States and we are trying as many of these oysters as we possibly can.
A decade ago, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the sea, and the mysteries of molluscan terroir. The book struck a chord, and American oyster culture has been on a gravity-defying trajectory ever since. With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster-lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America’s top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting more than a hundred of North America’s greatest oysters–the unique, the historically significant, the flat-out yummiest–The Essential Oyster introduces the oyster culture and history of every region of North America, as well as overseas. There is no coastline from British Columbia to Baja, from New Iberia to New Brunswick, that isn’t producing great oysters. For the most part, these are deeper cupped, stronger shelled, finer flavored, and more stylish than their predecessors. Some have colorful stories to tell. Some have quirks. All have character. The Essential Oyster will help you find the best, and help you to cherish them better. That is what’s captured–and celebrated–in these pages.
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