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Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover’s World Tour By Robb Walsh,

  • Title: Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover’s World Tour
  • Author: Robb Walsh
  • ISBN: 9781582435558
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • When award winning Texas food writer Robb Walsh discovers that the local Galveston Bay oysters are being passed off as Blue Points and Chincoteagues in other parts of the country, he decides to look into the matter Thus begins a five year journey of discovery into the culture of one of the world s oldest delicacy, and adventure that takes him from oyster reefs to oyster bWhen award winning Texas food writer Robb Walsh discovers that the local Galveston Bay oysters are being passed off as Blue Points and Chincoteagues in other parts of the country, he decides to look into the matter Thus begins a five year journey of discovery into the culture of one of the world s oldest delicacy, and adventure that takes him from oyster reefs to oyster bars and from corporate boardrooms to hotel bedrooms in a quest for the truth about the world s most profitable aphrodisiac On the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of the United States, as well as the Canadian Maritimes, Ireland, England, and France, the author ingests thousands of oysters raw, roasted, barbecued, and baked He also carefully considers the merits of a wide variety of accompanying libations, including tart white wines in Paris, Guinness in Galway, martinis in London, and tequila in Texas Sex, Death and Oysters is a record of a gastronomic expedition a fascinating collection of the most exciting, instructive, and just plain weird experiences on a journey into the world of the most beloved and feared of all seafoods.
    Sex Death and Oysters A Half Shell Lover s World Tour When award winning Texas food writer Robb Walsh discovers that the local Galveston Bay oysters are being passed off as Blue Points and Chincoteagues in other parts of the country he decides to look i

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    1. I enjoyed the first half of this book, but by the end, it was a chose to finish Although each place he traveled to was fascinating and an interesting history related to oysters, the book s format became something like and then I went here and ate oysters Then I went here and ate oysters Then I went here and ate oysters Just stopped caring.Also, I was disappointed that the author made light of the environmental impacts Both in the overall destruction of oyster beds across the globe and the cavali [...]

    2. This book left no taste in my mouth you should pardon the expression The author has a tin ear and all the people he meets and talks to sound like himself To give an example, he describes one character as a wildman but never shows us anything to indicate why Most damning is his near total inability to describe what he is looking for in an oyster or even which one he likes the best He seems to say, over and over, wherever he goes, this is the best oyster of all without differentiating it from the [...]

    3. This book delivers exactly what s promised an oyster lover s world tour I grew up eating oysters and have had them all over the States, but I learned a ton about oysters, where they come from, and how they re marketed from this book I m not sure how relevant the recommendations are today given that this book came out in 2009, but it s a great jumping off point to explore oyster hot spots and certainly makes me think twice about paying out the nose for oysters that may be mislabeled I look forwar [...]

    4. Awesome info for the oyster lover that I am Being in the Midwest it is really hard to find oysters in their prime and a lot of the ones I had in the past in Chicago were flavorless I always thought that the smaller oysters of the West Coast were the only ones that could provide this salty, briny flavor I love si much to balance the sweetness of the meat I now know it has everything to do with seasonality Great food book, filled with recipes and good addresses.

    5. As a huge fan of both gulf coast oysters and Robb Walsh Houston Press and my favorite Nuevo TexMex cookbook , I was fully prepared to enjoy this book What I wasn t prepared for was how much I d learn about oysters and how many recipes I d want to try It s a cold winter day here torn between heading out to find a dozen on the half shell or make the oyster stew recipe in this fun, fast read about my favorite bivalve.

    6. This book is a great guide to oysters for novices and experienced oyster lovers alike I was given it as a gift with Hog Island Oyster Lover s Handbook An Insider s Guide to Choosing, Preparing and Enjoying Oysters Each chapter focuses on a different oyster destination and their different types of oysters and they are explained through interesting personal narratives and anecdotes Some of the locations the book touches upon include California, France, England, Ireland, and Canada I d highly reco [...]

    7. Food writers, sheesh Mr Walsh, you love your new wife and you love Texas, I get it, but this book was supposed to be about oysters, not a rambling ode to your own tastes and wit I wanted a micro history about my delicious little obsessions that taste like the ocean, and instead I got rambling, conversational bias I found myself actively distrusting and even disliking the author by the end, though he is quite possibly a lovely person in real life Although there definitely are some interesting thi [...]

    8. This is a good read for anyone who loves oysters The author travels around the world tasting local oysters, talking to people in the oyster business, and sharing tales of festivals, parties, recipes, and bars restaurants He also discusses myths and traditions of the various oyster cultures around the world.I honestly would ve given the book four stars, however as the author skipped New England almost completely except for a chapter on Long Island Sound Norwalk, CT , three it is Finally, there s [...]

    9. I chose this book because I have enjoyed other books by Walsh, and I have never met an oyster I didn t like I was surprised to find out how little I knew about oysters and I found all of the information fascinating though occasionally overwhelming I asked myself at about the two third point how I would ever remember it all, and reviewed what I learned I realized that I retained all the major points and a few of the sparks of joy in humanity such as whiskey over the grave of Raymond Carver Great [...]

    10. As much as I enjoyed reading about Walsh s travels all over in pursuit of the most delicious oysters THANK YOU, Robb Walsh, for sticking up for our beloved Gulf oysters As a reader of the Houston Press, I ve followed Walsh s writing for years, and this book did not disappoint, either in its scope or its sheer joy I love oysters, and I love how this book made me love them .

    11. Great stories and tour of the oyster s world from ocean to plate Now, I will be far curious as to the real origin of those Blue Points and the trendy name brand oysters The book s recipes also looked intriguing and I must say that I now want to make a winter trip to Galveston to bring back a bag of oysters.

    12. Since I ve been to Le Dome, the Acme Oyster House, Zuni Cafe and Casamento s, this book really resonated for me I also enjoy oysters so it was very educational As a former resident of Houston, I read Walsh s restaurant reviews and always enjoyed them He s very open minded, adventurous and fun loving It was a lot of fun to read.

    13. I don t know what made me pick up this book I take that back The title made me do it I don t like oysters, but this book had my saliva flowing This is a combination travel book, oyster business guide, and cook book.I found the writing entertaining and the info interesting I still don t like oysters.

    14. Never thought I would learn this much about oysters in my lifetime I m still not sure if I am any or less inclined to eat them, but I will certainly never look at an oyster bar menu the same way again I must say, my favorite thing that I gleaned from this impassioned foodie tale is the word aquaculture I plan to start using it frequently.

    15. Considering what s happening right now in the Gulf of Mexico with this horrible oil spill this is great book to pick up and see how horribly effected by this disaster the oyster farmers and fishermen are going to be.

    16. I wasn t sure if I could stomach a whole book about oysters, but this was very entertaining More a travel book that centered on oysters, it is well worth a read esp if you are in a location culture that prizes oyster consumption.

    17. Walsh is an edgy, refreshingly unpretentious voice in food writing, and I hope to encounter of his work I only skimmed this, but particularly enjoyed its visual guide to the world s five different species of oysters.

    18. I ve eaten raw oysters only once in my life, and found it similar to swallowing phlegm with Tabasco sauce but Robb Walsh still made me hungry for the little suckers, and if that isn t the mark of a good food writer, I don t know what is read for Popdose review

    19. Awesome in the beginning Turned repetitive Interesting concept and learn a lot, just couldn t hold my interest in finishing.

    20. Entertaining and educational Robb Walsh did a great job going into the science as well as the oyster cult ure Good Texas author

    21. Educational and informative, but tended to be dull at times Would only recommend to those interested in replicating a similar foodie adventure that criss crosses the globe.

    22. A great tour of bivalves around the world If you think you know your oysters, think again and read this book for some great insight.

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