“In a world in which the artisan is far too rare, what could be more fun than exploring Dana Deskiewicz’s Appreciating Oysters, with no two oysters alike. Personally, I go for ‘eye-opening brine explosions’ but there are lots of other choices, and that is the pleasure of this book.”
– Mark Kurlanksy, author of "The Big Oyster – History on the Half Shell"
Oysters are having a moment. Like craft beer before them, oysters are being discovered by discerning foodies who love that they're a tide-to-table, sustainable form of protein, and an adventurous food trend that's as Instagrammable as they come.
From the popularity of the oyster app and brand, Oystour, this book is meant to take readers on a salty ride through the current craft oyster scene and profiles for 85 varieties.
Whether you seek they eye-opening brine explosion of an East coast Breachway, or the cucumber-and-melon delicacy of a West coast Church Point, this book will guide you through the best bivalves North America has to offer.