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Oyster : a global history / Carolyn Tillie.

Author/Creator:
Tillie, Carolyn, author.
Publication:
London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
175 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm.
Series:
Edible
Edible
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Subjects:
Oysters -- History.
Cooking (Oysters) -- History.
Oyster fisheries -- History.
Summary:
"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 become the saviour of the world's oyster industry. Packed with colorful anecdotes, this little book is a delightful introduction to the lore of the oyster." --book jacket.
Contents:
Definition and science
Prehistoric and ancient history
Oysters in Asia
Oysters from the Middle Ages to the 1800s
Oysters in the New World: America and Australia
The Gilded Age
The twentieth-century oyster
Oysters as an aphrodisiac
The future of oysters
Buying, storing and shucking oysters
Recipes.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) and index.
ISBN:
9781780238173
1780238177
OCLC:
979568302