The Essential Oyster: A Salty Appreciation of Taste and Temptation

The Essential Oyster: A Salty Appreciation of Taste and Temptation by Rowan Jacobsen 1632862565 9781632862563
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From Rowan Jacobsen, Americas go-to expert, the author of the trailblazing A Geography of Oysters, comes the ultimate oyster guide--a gorgeous, full-color, must-have book.

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 Americas top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting more than a hundred of North Americas 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 isnt 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 whats captured--and celebrated--in these pages.

Author: Rowan Jacobsen

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2016-10-04


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