December 6th, 2016
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Rebecca ZannettiRebecca Zannetti
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
MARRY ME ON MAIN STREET

Fresh Fiction Awards Finalists

Reviewer Application


Holidays and great reads in December

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.


slideshow image
He'll challenge the ultimate evil--for the woman he loves.


slideshow image
A second chance...to steal her heart.


slideshow image
The Marquis of Wythebury is expecting an ordinary Christmas—until he meets the mischievous Miss Prim


slideshow image
A crippling fear of the future is rooted in the past.


slideshow image
Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome readers will love.


A Geography of Oysters
Rowan Jacobsen

The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America

Bloomsbury USA
September 2007
On Sale: September 4, 2007
304 pages
ISBN: 1596913258
EAN: 9781596913257
Hardcover
$24.95
Add to Wish List

Non-Fiction

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.

Media Buzz

All Things Considered - November 13, 2007

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2016 off-the-edge.net
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+