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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell - Community Reviews back

by Mark Kurlansky
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audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it 7 years ago
Kurlansky examines the history of New York City through the lens of the oyster. That's right, New York used to have oysters - and delicious oysters at that! There's a bit of biology, but mostly it's the economics and the social history of what was a staple food here for both the rich and the poor. Y...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it 9 years ago
I didn't know that NYC was at one time The Big Oyster instead of the Big Apple. The Hudson River estuary had an abundance of oysters, so much so that it was a leader in oyster production, exporting them around the world. This book weaves the history of the NYC metropolitan area and oysters. Unfor...
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