A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America

A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America

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by Rowan Jacobsen
     
 

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In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oysters appearance, flavor, origin, and availability, as well as explaining how oysters grow, how to shuck them without losing a finger, how to pair them with wine (not to mention

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In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oysters appearance, flavor, origin, and availability, as well as explaining how oysters grow, how to shuck them without losing a finger, how to pair them with wine (not to mention beer), and why theyre one of the few farmed seafoods that are good for the earth as well as good for you. Packed with fabulous recipes, maps, and photos, plus lists of top oyster restaurants, producers, and festivals, A Geography of Oysters is both delightful reading and the guide that oyster lovers of all kinds have been waiting for.

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“A wide-ranging, thorough, breezily written guide to oysters as cuisine…Jacobsen leads with his fearless palate every time- he's a down-to-earth companion you listen to, even if you don't always agree with him.” —Boston Globe

“The most remarkable single-subject books to come along in a while…Jacobsen covers oysters in exhaustive detail, but with writing so engaging and sprightly that reading about the briny darlings is almost as compulsive as eating them…this book will improve your oyster eating immeasurably…There may be no more pleasurable food than a raw oyster, there almost certainly is no better guide.” —Los Angeles Times, Russ Parsons

“the ultimate macropedia for oysters” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596918146
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
437,865
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Rowan Jacobsen is the managing editor of The Art of Eating and a frequent contributor to the magazine, for which he has written on subjects including wasabi, umami, lobsters, and mead. He is also the author of Chocolate Unwrapped and his most recent book is American Terroir. He grew up eating oysters in the steamy backwaters of rural Florida and now lives in the hills of Vermont with his wife and son.
Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard Award- winning author of A Geography of Oysters and Fruitless Fall. Jacobsens writings on food, the environment, and their interconnected nature have appeared in the New York Times, Wild Earth, Harpers, Eating Well, and Newsweek. He lives in rural Vermont with his wife and son.

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Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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