Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover's World Tour

by Joyce Sáenz Harris
(Dallas, TX)

Robb Walsh, the two-time James Beard Award-winning dining critic of the Houston Press, loves oysters. He even eats them for breakfast in a scrambled-egg dish known as a Hangtown Fry.


But of all the ways to enjoy oysters, Walsh loves them best raw. His latest book, Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover's World Tour (Counterpoint, $25), is a round-the-globe tasting adventure that includes much insight into the often-undervalued Gulf oyster. Along the way, Walsh explodes myths and features 15 recipes for oysters, complementary side dishes and drinks.

In all the raw oysters you have eaten, have you ever found a pearl? "I have found lots of pearls, but all of them were gray, misshapen and worthless."

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