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

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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Robb Walsh has been a food writer for 15 years. He has been the restaurant critic for the Houston Press since 2000 and was formerly the food columnist for Natural History magazine and the editor in chief of Chile Pepper magazine. He currently writes for Gourmet, Saveur, and other publications. He has been nominated for the James Beard Award 13 times and won twice. He has also won the Bert Greene Award for Newspaper Food Journalism as well as several awards from the Association of Food Journalists.

His books include The Texas Cowboy Cookbook, Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook, The Tex-Mex Cookbook, and Are You Really Going to Eat That?

Walsh's newspaper and magazine articles appear in several anthologies including Best Food Writing 2001-2006 and Cornbread Nation, Best Southern Food Writing I & II, from the Southern Foodways Alliance and University of North Carolina Press.


The further Walsh strays from his Texas roots the sharper his accounts . . . Aspiring gourmets will appreciate the recipes sprinkled throughout . . . A helpful, amusing, no-nonsense oyster manual for the layperson. --Kirkus Reviews

Sex, Death & Oysters captures the Houston food writer at his best, offering culinary insight, scientific fact, and offbeat humor as he travels the globe in search of the truth about oysters. --Texas Monthly

Ample oyster facts, figures and literary lore flesh out [Sex, Death & Oysters] . . . [Walsh] lists the oyster bars visited in the course of the book--along with several recipes--which will whet the appetites of aficionados. --Publishers Weekly

Walsh's seemingly exhaustive research has produced a thorough look at the oyster industry, from its history to past and present politics. --Sauce Magazine

If you love oysters, this is the book for you. And if you don't, try a Gulf Coast oyster between November and March, when they're the sweetest, says Walsh, and then see how you feel. --San Antonio Express-News