Consider the Oyster

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  • M.F.K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our "poet of the appetites," here pays tribute to that most delicate and enigmatic of foods---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 he 1890's, 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.
  • Author:
    M. F. K. Fisher
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.694
    EAN:
    9780865473355
    ISBN:
    0865473358
    Label:
    North Point Press
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $11.00
    Manufacturer:
    North Point Press
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    96
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    1988-10-01
    Publisher:
    North Point Press
    Studio:
    North Point Press
    Title:
    Consider the Oyster
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