Are you intimidated by oysters? Looking to expand your eating repertoire beyond the half shell? Then you should be as excited as me to get this cookbook by my friend Cynthia Nims:
Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea
Before I gave away the majority of my worldly possessions and left Seattle for New York City, I spent some time with Cynthia at her home chatting all things oyster for my Wine Without Worry podcast.
When I think of all the things I miss about Seattle, one is definitely talking food and wine with Cynthia. She also shares an affinity for salty snacks and wine, irrefutable evidence Cynthia’s a good egg. (Incidentally, she’s a fan of deviled eggs.) So come take a stroll down a bivalve-strewn memory lane. Topics discussed:
- Oyster misconceptions
- Best way for beginners to enjoy them
- Terroir of the sea: merroir (cute)
- How to buy oysters
- My favorite wine pairings
- Not drinking wine with oysters (GASP!)
- Surprising preparations that go beyond the classics
- FINALLY: How do you follow up a book about oysters?
Have a listen:
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A cookbook dedicated to oysters, how fun! I’m looking forward to checking this out!
Cynthia is a great cookbook author and really does her homework.
I grew up in an island so I love seafood and certainly oysters! I am sure there is still much I can learn about oysters and would love to try new recipes, too so I would love to check out this book!
Great, I’m so glad it has piqued your interest.
I have a new found love of oysters! I started experimenting with them last summer and fell in love! Excited to check out this book!
Excellent, I’m sure this book will provide many new ideas for you.
An entire cookbook dedicated to oysters must be very informative. How cool!
Mmm. Love, love, love oysters. Living near the coast, we have access to some great seafood. Can’t wait to learn more from this book!