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The James Beard Award-winning Rowan Jacobsen is the author of A Geography of Oysters, Fruitless Fall, The Living Shore, American TerroirShadows on the Gulf, and Apples of Uncommon Character. He has written for the New York Times, Harper’sOutside, Mother Jones, Orion, Vice, and others, and his work has been anthologized in The Best American Science & Nature Writing and Best Food Writing collections. A decade after A Geography of Oysters celebrated the romance of oysters, Jacobsen’s The Essential Oyster (Bloomsbury) offers the definitive book for today’s oyster lover, featuring stunning portraits, irreverent tasting notes, and delightful backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America’s top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars.