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"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, The Oysters of Locmariaquer is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
Brilliantly written -- wit, charm, grace, woven stories into observation -- into the mysteries of the zoological and historical depths of the oyster industry in Brittany. Read full review
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