SHUCKED LIFE ON A NEW ENGLAND OYSTER FARM

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Shucked

Author : Erin Byers Murray
ISBN : 9781429989091
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 40.56 MB
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Bill Buford's Heat meets Phoebe Damrosch's Service Included in this unique blend of personal narrative, food miscellany, and history In March of 2009, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and convinced the rowdy and mostly male crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them for a year to learn the business of oysters. The result is Shucked—part love letter, part memoir and part documentary about the world's most beloved bivalves. Providing an in-depth look at the work that goes into getting oysters from farm to table, Shucked shows Erin's fullcircle journey through the modern day oyster farming process and tells a dynamic story about the people who grow our food, and the cutting-edge community of weathered New England oyster farmers who are defying convention and looking ahead. The narrative also interweaves Erin's personal story—the tale of how a technology-obsessed workaholic learns to slow life down a little bit and starts to enjoy getting her hands dirty (and cold). This is a book for oyster lovers everywhere, but also a great read for locavores and foodies in general.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shucked

Author : Erin Byers Murray
ISBN : 1250032008
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 87.9 MB
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Bill Buford's Heat meets Phoebe Damrosch's Service Included in this unique blend of personal narrative, food miscellany, and history In March of 2009, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and convinced the rowdy and mostly male crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, Massachusetts, to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them for 12 months to learn the business of oysters. SHUCKED is part love letter, part memoir and part documentary about the world's most beloved bivalves. An in-depth look at the work that goes into getting oysters from farm to table, SHUCKED shows Erin's full-circle journey through the modern day oyster farming process and tells a dynamic story about the people who grow our food, and the cutting-edge community of weathered New England oyster farmers who are defying convention and looking ahead. The narrative also interweaves Erin's personal story—the tale of how a technology-obsessed workaholic learns to slow life down a little bit and starts to enjoy getting her hands dirty (and cold). This is a book for oyster lovers everywhere, but also a great read for locavores and foodies in general.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New England Kitchen

Author : Jeremy Sewall
ISBN : 0789327473
Genre : Cooking
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Award-winning Boston chef Jeremy Sewall presents contemporary versions of New England classics that capture the flavors of this time-honored cuisine. In this first cookbook to explore contemporary New England fare, Jeremy Sewall adapts the region’s fresh, simple flavors into refined dishes for the home cook. More than one hundred delectable recipes highlight the area’s celebrated farms and fisheries to incorporate distinct flavors throughout the year. For fall and winter, there are hearty dishes such as Maple-Brined Pork Rack with Apple and Leeks and Creamy Oyster Stew with Fennel. Dayboat Cod with Green Garlic Puree perfectly captures springtime, while summer brings the arrival of Sweet Corn, Bacon, and Crab Chowder and Hand-Dug Steamers with Bay Leaf and Thyme. Artful photographs illustrate thoughtful presentations for serving this satisfying food. There is a prep section demonstrating how to cook and eat a lobster, shuck oysters, and cure bacon. The book also includes profiles of a New England farmer, fishermen, and an artisanal beer brewer to capture the new revolutionary spirit.
Category: Cooking

A Geography Of Oysters

Author : Rowan Jacobsen
ISBN : 1596918144
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 27.67 MB
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In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oyster's appearance, flavor, origin, and availability, as well as explaining how oysters grow, how to shuck them without losing a finger, how to pair them with wine (not to mention beer), and why they're one of the few farmed seafoods that are good for the earth as well as good for you. Packed with fabulous recipes, maps, and photos, plus lists of top oyster restaurants, producers, and festivals, A Geography of Oysters is both delightful reading and the guide that oyster lovers of all kinds have been waiting for.
Category: Cooking

Consider The Oyster

Author : Patrick McMurray
ISBN : 0312377363
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 68.81 MB
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An illustrated handbook for oyster lovers offers a comprehensive overview of the best ways to shuck, serve, and enjoy these tasty shellfish, with descriptions of more than fifty varieties of oysters, a collection of recipes, a guide to the world's great oyster houses, and entertaining sidebars containing historical tidbits, lore, and trivia. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Cooking

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
Category: Cooking

The Essential Oyster

Author : Rowan Jacobsen
ISBN : 9781632862570
Genre : Cooking
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From Rowan Jacobsen, America's go-to expert, the author of the trailblazing A Geography of Oysters, comes the ultimate oyster guide--a gorgeous, full-color, must-have book. A decade ago, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the sea, and the mysteries of molluscan terroir. The book struck a chord, and American oyster culture has been on a gravity-defying trajectory ever since. With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster-lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America's top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. Spotlighting about a third of the more than three hundred different oysters in North America today--the unique, the historically significant, the flat-out yummiest--The Essential Oyster introduces the oyster culture and history of every region of North America, as well as overseas. There is no coastline from British Columbia to Baja, from New Iberia to New Brunswick, that isn't producing great oysters. For the most part, these are deeper cupped, stronger shelled, finer flavored, and more stylish than their predecessors. Some have colorful stories to tell. Some have quirks. All have character. The Essential Oyster will help you find the best--and help you to cherish them better. That is what's captured--and celebrated--in these pages.
Category: Cooking

The Oyster War

Author : Summer Brennan
ISBN : 9781619026483
Genre : Nature
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It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act was passed with broad support, giving more than 33,000 acres of forest, grassland and shoreline the highest possible environmental protection in America. Those lands were to include a rare marine sanctuary, the Drakes Estuary, as "potential wilderness.” Located in that estuary was a small, struggling oyster farm. In existence for more than eighty years, it was accused of doing environmental harm. In 2005 the farm was given notice by the National Parks Service that its lease on the property, due to expire in 2012, would not be renewed. The intention was to allow this area to be restored and to be a viable part of the wilderness preserve. Kevin Lunny, a local rancher, bought the oyster farm in 2005 and renamed it The Drakes Bay Oyster Company. He refused to acknowledge the term of the lease, nor did he intend to abide by it, and thus began a protracted battle in the courts and in the court of public opinion over the future of the estuary. Environmentalists, local activists, national politicians, scientists, and the Department of the Interior all joined the battle, which began as a matter of local
Category: Nature

Manual For Design And Operation Of An Oyster Seed Hatchery For The American Oyster Crassostrea Virginica

Author : John L. Dupuy
ISBN : 1410225593
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The past decade has witnessed an extremely rapid development in the "science" of mariculture, especially the design and operation of modern oyster seed hatcheries. The Department of Marine Culture at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science over the past seven years has developed an oyster hatchery system through research and cooperative efforts with the fisheries industry. This system, including the biological protocol to be described in detail on the following pages, has been tested successfully and is a modification of that system used at Chesapeake Sea Farms, Inc. in Ridge, Maryland. It is important to stress this system represents a totally integrated concept-an interdependent system, which, if taken apart and used as separate steps, will yield poor results, especially when modifying the oyster larval food diet. The detailed instructions are not meant to bore the expert, but are included to make sure the results can be reproduced.
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Farming On The Sea

Author : Kellie Peters
ISBN : 1482057565
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Can you imagine life as an oyster farmer? How are tiny baby oysters grown in the water? Find out from eleven-year-old Sam and his twin sister Kate, who take you on a guided tour of their family oyster farm in Maine. Full of fascinating facts as well as vivid photographs and illustrations, Farming on the Sea is author Kellie Peters's fun and educational look at the world of aquaculture that is certain to engage children ages seven- to ten-years-old who are curious about nature and science. It's a one-of-a-kind work of nonfiction that brings this vivid world to life for inquisitive young minds. Young Sam knows all about oyster farming. After all, his parents own a farm in the Damariscotta River, a tidal estuary of midcoast Maine. Now, he shares everything he has learned with children everywhere. First, Sam invites us to join his sister Kate and his dad as they spend a day at an aquaculture hatchery, where tiny baby oysters will be grown to be sent to their farm, Norumbega Oyster. He explains that oysters are mollusks and what it means to be this type of shellfish, including a sketch of the inside of an American oyster. At the shellfish hatchery, he and Kate inspect the large tubes of algae that are fed to mature oysters so they will spawn baby oysters. They also look through a microscope to see the tiny oyster seed. From there, they head out on the water to care for all the oysters on their sea farm, discussing the many creatures of the sea and the land that they see along the way on the coastal waters in the Northeast, including ospreys, ducks, seals, and even whales. Then it's time to get to work, lifting bags of six-month-old oysters out of the water to check them. Dad puts on his SCUBA gear to dive to the bottom of the sea to pick up the three-year-old oysters they are going to sell. Sam explains how to harvest the oysters, which will be delivered to restaurants and seafood shops for everyone to enjoy. Farming on The Sea also includes a glossary; U.S. and world maps that show what aquaculture species are grown where; a detailed diagram of the inside of an oyster; as well as suggested references so children can learn more about the subject. It also features facts that are aligned with the National Science Standards, a table of contents, and an index. Easy-to-read and packed with invaluable information, Farming on the Sea offers a real-life view of the wonderful world beneath the sea that is certain to encourage young readers to cultivate a lifelong love of science, one delicious oyster at a time.
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