Consider The Oyster: A Shucker's Field Guide by Patrick McmurrayConsider The Oyster: A Shucker's Field Guide by Patrick Mcmurray

Consider The Oyster: A Shucker's Field Guide

byPatrick Mcmurray

Hardcover | January 17, 2017

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Patrick McMurray knows oysters. For him was love at first taste as a sixteen-year-old busboy in Toronto. He's never looked back. Now the two-time World Record holder, who has launched three restaurants where oysters take pride of place, has put together the definitive collection of all things oyster-related, from top suppliers around the world to the world's fastest oyster shucker's directions on shucking. Rich in history and lore, Consider the Oyster weaves together anecdotes from the author's experiences as a restaurateur and competitive shucker with practical information on everything from opening oysters with finesse (and a minimum of personal injury!) to planning an oyster party, finding the best oyster bars and ordering hard-to-get bivalves online.Brimming with useful information on appreciating these alluring bivalves (such as Shucker Paddy's Oyster-Tasting Wheel, designed after the familiar and popular wine-tasting wheels) and teeming with trivia (such as the 2000 oyster-related injuries French hospitals see over the Christmas holidays), Consider the Oyster is the essential field guide and companion for novices and connoisseurs alike.
Patrick McMurray launched into the Toronto culinary scene 15 years ago with the phenomenally successful Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill. Currently the owner/proprietor of the Céilí Cottage, where he and his team provide their loyal following of patrons some of the freshest seafood and Irish cuisine available in Toronto, his establishment w...
Title:Consider The Oyster: A Shucker's Field GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.25 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:Black Walnut BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1928137024

ISBN - 13:9781928137023


Editorial Reviews

"In speed and presentation, one of North America?s top talents is Patrick McMurray." - Matt Lee and Ted Lee, The New York Times "Patrick McMurray is an icon among the oyster cult of North America. Not only is he one ofthe world's elite competitive oyster shuckers - he grow[s] oysters, he writes about oysters withpassion and joy, and he, most likely, has just penned the new "oyster bible." This "field guide" isa must-own for all kinds of oyster lovers, from the casual enthusiast to the enlightened, lifelongdevotee." - Jasper White, chef/owner of Summer Shack and author of Lobster at Home and Jasper White's Cooking from New England"Eye-candy-filled, organized, and a permanent [fixture] to my coffee table book collection. Ithink that this is a wonderful book for enthusiastic oyster lovers. It's an all-in-one package thatfeatures wonderful photos, easy-to-digest information, extensive US oyster bar guide, and evena detailed flavor profile wheel - which I love - to help you express what you're tasting. Also, ifyou get a chance, be sure to check out Patrick's oyster bars in Toronto: Starfish Oyster Bed &Grill and The Ceili Cottage." - Julie Qiu, creator of In a Half Shell "You can't eat oysters in Toronto for long without coming across award-winning shuckerPatrick McMurray (or at least hearing his name uttered in awed tones). His east-end spot, partIrish pub and part oyster bar, is the ideal place to wash down a half-dozen Malpeques with apint of perfectly poured Guinness." - John Semley, NOW Magazine