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Consider The Oyster

Author : M. F. K. Fisher
ISBN : 9781787201262
Genre : Cooking
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M. F. K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our “poet of the appetites,” 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 à 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. “Consider the Oyster marks M. F. K. Fisher’s emergence as a storyteller so confident that she can maneuver a reader through a narrative in which recipes enhance instead of interrupt the reader’s attention to the tales. She approaches a recipe as a published dream or wish, and the stories she tells here...are also stories of the pleasures and disillusionments of dreams fulfilled.”—PATRICIA STORACE, The New York Review of Books “Since Lewis Carroll no one had written charmingly about that indecisively sexed bivalve until Mrs. Fisher came along with her Consider the Oyster. Surely this will stand for some time as the most judicious treatment in English.”—CLIFFTON FADIMAN

Oyster

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 9781861894946
Genre : Nature
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As everybody knows, oysters are the ultimate aphrodisiac. Casanova is said to have eaten 50 raw oysters every morning with his mistress of the moment, in a bathtub designed for two. Whether oysters truly have exciting properties is open to debate, but like all seafoods, they contain high amounts of phosphorus and iodine, which are believed to be conducive to stamina. Author and food expert M.F.K. Fisher wrote: "There are many reasons why an oyster is supposed to have this desirable quality . . . Most of them are physiological, and have to do with an oyster’s odour, its consistency, and probably its strangeness." As well as an aphrodisiac, the oyster has since the earliest times been an inspiration to philosophers, artists, poets, chefs, gourmets, epicures and jewellers. It has been pursued by poachers and thieves, and defended by oyster-police and parliaments. In Oyster, literary historian and radio broadcaster Rebecca Stott tells the extraordinary story of the oyster and its pearl, revealing how this curious creature has been used and depicted in human culture and what it has variously meant to those who have either loved or loathed it: the Romans carried much-sought-after British oysters across the Alps on the backs of donkeys to be eaten as delicacies at banquets in Rome, whilst by contrast Woody Allen once famously said "I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead – not sick, not wounded – dead." Using many unusual images and anecdotes, Oyster will appeal to oyster lovers and haters everywhere, and for those too who have an interest in the way animals such as the oyster have woven themselves into the fabric of our culture.

Considering The Oyster

Author : Andrew Stuhl
ISBN : WISC:89095899001
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Oyster

Author : Carolyn Tillie
ISBN : 9781780238760
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Naturally high in essential vitamins and minerals, oysters are one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. Varying in size from as small as a grape to as large as a dinner plate, the humble oyster has played an outsized role in the building of empires and the discovery of new lands. Consumed by both rich and poor, the oyster has inspired writers, poets, painters, and even lovers—Casanova was said to have started each day with a breakfast of fifty oysters. In Oysters: A Global History Carolyn Tillie delves into the culinary, artistic, sexual, historical, and scientific history of the humble bivalve. She shows how the oyster encouraged immigration and industry in the newly established United States, how it perpetuated slavery among those working in the oyster beds, and how Japan unexpectedly became the savior of the world’s oyster industry. Packed with colorful anecdotes, recipes, and more than fifty illustrations, this little book is a delightful introduction to the lore of the oyster.

Reports From Commissioners

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555101463
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Regulations On Raw Shucked Oysters

Author : United States. Congress. House Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119510266
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Regulations On Raw Shucked Oysters

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : LOC:0018695208A
Genre : Oysters
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Journal

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ISBN : NYPL:33433062735851
Genre : Industrial arts
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Journal Of The Royal Society Of Arts

Author : Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
ISBN : DMM:057002559367
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Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : UOM:39015018407042
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Potential Listing Of The Eastern Oyster Under The Endangered Species Act

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources
ISBN : PSU:000056566383
Genre : American oyster
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Amicus Readers at level 1 include: a picture glossary, a table of contents, index, websites, and literacy notes located in the back of each book. Additionally, content words are introduced within the text supported by a variety of photo labels. In particular, this title describes the scientific concepts of heat, melting, freezing, and boiling using everyday cooking examples. Includes experiments.

Journal

Author : Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
ISBN : BSB:BSB10534386
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Journal Of The Society Of Arts

Author : Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
ISBN : UOM:39015058423339
Genre : Industrial arts
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Efforts To Introduce Non Native Oyster Species To The Chesapeake Bay And The National Research Council S Report Titled Non Native Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
ISBN : UOM:39015090383160
Genre : Exotic marine organisms
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Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106501208
Genre : Great Britain
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The Artificial Propagation Of Oysters

Author : Jean Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor Coste
ISBN : HARVARD:HWGM3F
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Reports From Committees

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OXFORD:555101382
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Journal Of The Society Of Arts And Of The Institutions In Union

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Oysters And Their Cultivation Compiled From Authentic Sources Etc

Author : OYSTERS.
ISBN : BL:A0018014957
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Nonnative Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309090520
Genre : Science
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Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay's native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, even though carefully regulated cultivation of sterile Asian oysters in contained areas could help the local industry and researchers. It is also noted that even though these oysters eat the excess algae caused by pollution, it could take decades before there are enough of them to improve water quality.

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