Oyster

The rise of the oyster in urban dining created a secondary trend—the oyster plate. All the great French and German porcelain manufacturers produced special, highly decorative plates, usually with six indentations for oysters and a ...

Author: Drew Smith

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781613129524

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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“Rich in history, lore, recipes, fascinating images—in short, a delicious book from start to finish” (Sandy Ingber, Grand Central Oyster Bar). Tracing the oyster’s role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day, this unique book reveals how oysters have sustained communities financially and ecologically, and have loomed surprisingly large in legend and history. Using the oyster as the central theme, Smith has organized the book around time periods and geographical locations, looking at the oyster’s influence through colorful anecdotes, eye-opening scientific facts, and a wide array of visuals. The book also includes fifty recipes—traditional country dishes and contemporary examples from some of the best restaurants in the world. Renowned French chef Raymond Blanc calls Oyster “a brilliant crusade for the oyster that shows how food has shaped our history, art, literature, law-making, culture, and of course love-making and cuisine.”

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oyster Bay ( NY : Bay ) BT Bays — New York ( State ) Oyster cap ( Fungus ) USE Pleurotus ostreatus Oyster catchers ... BT Epioblasma Oyster plant USE Salsify Oyster plates ( May Subd Geog ) UF Oyster platters Oyster servers BT Plates ...

Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: OSU:32435076471762

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The Big Oyster

It was the age when it was no longer enough to serve a raw oyster in its shell, It became the fashion to commission ornate oyster plates, often hand—painted and custom—made, from leading china makers. Gilded porcelain would, of course, ...

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409077930

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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When Peter Minuit bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626 he showed his shrewdness by also buying the oyster beds off tiny, nearby Oyster Island, renamed Ellis Island in 1770. From the Minuit purchase until pollution finally destroyed the beds in the 1920s, New York was a city known for its oysters, especially in the late 1800s, when Europe and America enjoyed a decades-long oyster craze. In a dubious endorsement, William Makepeace Thackeray said that eating a New York oyster was like eating a baby. Travellers to New York were also keen to experience the famous New York oyster houses. While some were known for their elegance, due to a longstanding belief in the aphrodisiac quality of oysters, they were often associated with prostitution. In 1842, when the novelist Charles Dickens arrived in New York, he could not conceal his eagerness to find and experience the fabled oyster cellars of New York City's slums. The Big Oyster is the story of a city and of an international trade.Filled with cultural, social and culinary insight - as well as recipes, maps, drawings and photographs - this is history at its most engrossing, entertaining and delicious.

Heritage Decorative Arts Dallas Signature Auction Catalog 631

1879 Two six well oyster plates depicting various shells and sea creatures , maker's mark on underside 9.4in . diameter Estimate : $ 600- $ 800 30343 Two American Porcelain Oyster Plates Union Porcelain Works , Greenpoint , New York ...

Author: Ivy Press

Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 1599670453

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Demorest s Family Magazine

The bread and the entrée , and you now the butter are also placed on the bread and butter plates , or have but two forks ... The oysters can also be but , nevertheless , a most satisfactory addition ) is the sherserved on a plain plate ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000970027O

Category: Dressmaking

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Dietetic and Hygienic Gazette

Tubes of Paretti's solu . nalis were added ; the other sample was used tion were also infected with five drops each of to make check - plates . oyster - juice . A sterilized platinum loop was The flasks were kept at the temperature of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015076526030

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Practical Cooking and Dinner Giving

The majolica ware is very fashionable now , and dessert , oyster , and salad sets of it are exceedingly pretty . A set of majolica plates , imitating pink shells , with a large pink - shell platter , is very pretty , and appropriate for ...

Author: Mary Foote Henderson

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ISBN: HARVARD:RSMCXY

Category: Cookery, American

Page: 376

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Oyster

While the poor were consuming their oysters with brown bread and beer, the elite were relishing their oysters with ... For these multi-hour meals, which started with raw oysters, specially designed oyster plates were used so that the ...

Author: Carolyn Tillie

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780238760

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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Naturally high in essential vitamins and minerals, oysters are one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. Varying in size from as small as a grape to as large as a dinner plate, the humble oyster has played an outsized role in the building of empires and the discovery of new lands. Consumed by both rich and poor, the oyster has inspired writers, poets, painters, and even lovers—Casanova was said to have started each day with a breakfast of fifty oysters. In Oysters: A Global History Carolyn Tillie delves into the culinary, artistic, sexual, historical, and scientific history of the humble bivalve. She shows how the oyster encouraged immigration and industry in the newly established United States, how it perpetuated slavery among those working in the oyster beds, and how Japan unexpectedly became the savior of the world’s oyster industry. Packed with colorful anecdotes, recipes, and more than fifty illustrations, this little book is a delightful introduction to the lore of the oyster.

Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

DISHES . Three French china scalloped oyster dishes ; one French china server , red edge ; four Japanese platters ; one Japanese platter , imperfect ; two vegetable dishes , with covers ; one vegetable dish , with cover ; one blue ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

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ISBN: UIUC:30112077832464

Category: Government publications

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