The Oysters of Locmariaquer
On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "Loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called les plates ("the flat ones").
The Oysters of Locmariaquer is a vivid, fascinating account of how Belon oysters are cultivated. This National Book Award-winning travelogue is also an excursion into the historical background, myths, and legends of Brittany. At the center of this uncommon narrative, presented in turn after turn of slowly accumulating drama, are the lives of people who make the oyster growing possible.
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Review: The Oysters of LocmariaquerUser Review - Aaron Kent - Goodreads
This book is the OG of "history of a food" books (I think Mark Kurlansky even writes the preface). I learned a great deal from this book, and I really would love to proclaim my love for it, but it ... Read full review
Review: The Oysters of LocmariaquerUser Review - Lucille - Goodreads
I read this book in preparation for a short vacation in Brittany and now I want to spend more time there, but in the past, because I have the sense that a lot has changed in the 50 years since Eleanor ... Read full review