Oyster Book in New York Times Gift Guide
Thursday December 01, 2016

Oyster Book in New York Times Gift Guide

Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw is featured among other Empire State-themed gift books in the New York Times' "Gilded Gift-Giving Guide."

“A Celebration in the Raw: Oysters” (Abbeville Press, $24.95) by Jeremy Sewall and Marion Lear Swaybill reveals everything you wanted to know about the shellfish that made its restaurant debut on Broad Street in 1763 and soon became synonymous with New York City.

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A Celebration in the Raw


Winner of the 2017 Readable Feast People's Choice Cookbook of the Year

A comprehensive visual celebration of one of the sea’s most delicious and fascinating creatures, featuring lush original photography, practical guidelines, and historical anecdotes

For centuries, oysters have had the power to sustain and delight, inspiring writers and artists, lowly cooks and four-star chefs, laborers and gourmands, and everyone in between. A feast for the eyes and the palate, oysters also are rich in history and lore. In Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw, Marion Lear Swaybill presents a wide-ranging visual exploration of this iconic shellfish, including stunning portraits of more than fifty oyster varietals, the latest photographs from some of the country’s most renowned and beautiful oyster farms, and notable illustrations of oysters in art and culture, all alongside a lively and informative text. Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jeremy Sewall provides personal insights, drawing on his New England lineage and his place in the forefront of the oyster revival.

Overflowing with gorgeous original photography and fascinating anecdotes, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw is the perfect book for oyster aficionados and newbies, foodies and chefs of all stripes, lovers of photography and art, the environment, history, and the sea.

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