Title: Consider the Oyster
Author: M.F.K. Fisher
In my own foodie book wanderings, I find I'm more interested in learning about ingredients than in preparation. Of course, this is largely because to this point in my life, I've done a lot more eating than cooking. I can't say I have much of an opinion about oysters myself. I'm sure I've eaten them but not much. This is the sort of book that makes one hungry and I'm particularly curious about the oyster loaf the author used to eat as part of a clandestine operation with her friends at boarding school.
Fisher, a woman unashamed of her appetites, shares the sensuality of eating beautifully. On choosing the best wine to pair with her favorite bivalve, "I have had Pouilly-Fuissé, various kinds of champagnes nature, a pink Peau d'Onion, and both bottled and open wines of Anjou with oysters in France, and whether they were correctly drunk or not, I was." Consider the Oyster is a fun book and it's short, only 73 pages.
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