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Dinner & A Book - The Big Oyster: History On The Half Shell

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Episode #606 - The Big Oyster: History On The Half Shell

Here's a chatty, free-wheeling history of New York City told from the humble perspective of the once copious, eagerly consumed, now decimated eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginicas). Research addict Kurlansky (Cod, etc.) starts from the earliest evidence of Lenape oyster middens, or beds, discovered by explorer Henry Hudson and others as evidence that natives enjoyed the shellfish as a delicacy, much as the Europeans did.

Original Airdate: July 27, 2008

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The Big Oyster: History On The Half Shell By Mark Kurlansky

Recipes

  1. Oyster Pigs in Blankets

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