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Title The big oyster [electronic resource] : history on the half shell / Mark Kurlansky.
Author Kurlansky, Mark.
Publication [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2006.
Time 095447
Description digital stereo
audio file
Call # eAUDIO
System Req Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 142511 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Performer Read by John H. Mayer.
Note Duration: 9:54:47.
Summary Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants - the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city's economy, gastronomy, and ecology that the abundant bivalves were Gotham's most celebrated export, a staple food for the wealthy, the poor, and tourists alike, and the primary natural defense against pollution for the city's congested waterways. Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight - along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos - this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the island hunting ground of the Lenape Indians to the death of the oyster beds and the rise of America's environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan's Gilded Age dining chambers.
Subject Cooking (Oysters)
Oysters -- New York (State) -- New York.
Cooking (Oysters) (OCoLC)fst01753165
Oysters. (OCoLC)fst01049719
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Genre Audiobooks.
Addl. Author Mayer, John H.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9781415926918 (OCoLC)63032455
ISBN 9780739353905 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
073935390X (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)

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