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Passionate and playful, this is the first comprehensive guide to identifying, serving, and savoring one of America's original and most delicious foods.
Considered one of the great sensual foods since the time of ancient Rome, eaten in the United States since its earliest human habitation, oysters are now seeing an American renaissance. Like wine and cheese, they owe much of their flavor to terroir, or the specific environment in which they grow―indeed, oysters are the food that tastes most like the sea. Today, there are at least two hundred unique oyster "appellations" in North America, each producing oysters with a distinct and consistent flavor―some merely passable, others dazzling.
Beautifully written and illustrated, A Geography of Oysters is an indispensable guide to the oysters of America, describing each oyster's appearance, flavor, origin, and availability. Readers will learn how to shuck, how to pair wines and oysters, and how to navigate a raw bar with skill and panache. The book includes recipes, maps, black-and-white photos, and a color guide, as well as lists of top oyster restaurants, producers, and festivals. Painting a picture of the quirky characters who farm oysters and the gorgeous stretches of coast where these delicacies are found, A Geography of Oysters is both terrific reading and the guide that foodies of all types have been waiting for.
About 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. 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.
Title: A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur's ...
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Bloomsbury, New York, New York, 2007. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First American Edition.. advance reading copy. Bookseller Inventory # N44N04
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1596913258I5N00
Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G1596913258I4N00
Book Description Bloomsbury, 2007. Book Condition: VG / VG. Hardcover in excellent price-clipped dust jacket / The connoisseur's guide to oyster eating in North America (A). Bookseller Inventory # 77313
Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. This AS NEW first American edition, with a section of full color photographs, is tight, bright, and clean, free of names and markings. Bookseller Inventory # 25019
Book Description Bloomsbury USA, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021596913258
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Book Description Bloomsbury; Holtzbrinck Publishers, New York, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. First American edition. Octavo in white boards in off white illustrated dust jacket; 287 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.; jacket has minimal signs of wear; boards are clean and free of bumps; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; a well-cared-for copy. In English. || "In this indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oyster's 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 they're one of the few farmed seafoods that are good for the earth as well as good for you. Packed with 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."--Jacket. Fine copy in near fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 86461