Abrams Books

Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes)


Drew Smith (former editor of The Good Food Guide) has delved deep into all things oyster-related with his beautiful new hardcover “Oyster: A Gastronomic History (with Recipes).” From the delicacy’s ancient history (did you know Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” incorrectly has her sailing ashore in a scallop shell, when it should have been an oyster shell?) to exciting recipes, etiquette, tools and more, this book is as fascinating as it is educational.