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Hog Island Oyster Lover's Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Choosing, Preparing and Enjoying Oysters
Seductive but standoffish, oysters ask that you get to know them a little before you can really enjoy them. How do you choose from among the dozens of varieties? How do you handle, shuck, and store them? Are they better cooked or raw? And are they really an aphrodisiac? Full of alluring recipes from topflight chefs, plus tasting notes and wine- and beer-pairing tips, the a ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Ten Speed Press
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This book includes a lot of the history behind the North American oyster species and the importation of species from other areas such as Europe and Japan, the logistics of growing oysters, and most importantly home preparation instructions and recipes. It's really great as just a cookbook, but I enjoyed it more for the abundance of historical and factual information. Definitely check it out if you love oysters.