Monday, October 24, 2011

Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover's World Tour, by Robb Walsh

Now,  while the Geography of Oysters by Rowan Jacobson was rather dry, this was a juicy, salty, slurpy mess of a book, and all the better for it. This book had the passion and the hyperbole a book dedicated to bivalve eating really needs. I want to go to every place he wrote about- well, except maybe Texas- and eat oysters there. Especially France, Ireland, and Malpecque. Really well written, with a kind of breezy comfortable air, but a lot of solid research made this feel like a substantial book. 3 in a row (American Terroit, Geography of Oysters, and Sex, Death and Oysters), and I think I will take a break from reading books about oysters and concentratte on eating them, but this was a really good read.

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