“Oysters are sexy. Let’s agree on that right away,” was the first thing I read when I picked up this book when I was ordering a slew of books at the show. I agree, they really are. Plus, the photo on the cover was beautifully photographed, and the guy who wrote the book sounds like a character–so all in all, it would make the “yes” pile for new titles that grace the tables at the shops.
Rich in history and lore, this book weaves together anecdotes from the author’s experiences as a restauranteur and competitive shucker with practical information on everything from how to open oysters with finesse to planning an oyster party. This book will make a great gift heading into the gift giving season.