Consider the Oyster

Consider the Oyster

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M.F.K. Fisher here pays tribute to that most enigmatic of ocean creatures, the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared a la Rockefeller or au naturel - and of the pearls sometimes found therein - Fisher describes her mother's joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls' dorm in the 1890s, recalls her own initiation into the "strange cold succulence" of raw oysters as a young woman in Marseille and Dijon, and explores both the bivalve's famed aphrodisiac properties and its equally notorious gut-wrenching powers. Plumbing the "dreadful but exciting" life of the oyster, Fisher invites readers to share in the comforts and delights that this delicate edible evokes, and enchants us along the way with her characteristically wise and witty prose.

ISBN: 9780865473355

Published Date: January 1, 1988

Publisher: North Point Press

Language: English

Page Count: 76

Size: 5.17" l x 2.29" w x 0.33" h