“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 Kurlansy, 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 my oyster app and brand, Oystour, I wrote this book to take readers on a salty ride through the current craft oyster scene. I also designed the cover and interior profiles for 85 varieties, as well as creating interior graphics and illustrations.
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.