All About Oysters

If you like oysters… as in really, REALLY like them, then here’s the perfect kitschy vintage cookbook for you. “Oysters and How to Cook Them: 100 Delicious Meals at One Half the Cost of Meat” is the actual title of this treasure, which seems to indicate that replacing meat with oysters for all meals is something acceptable to do.

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The book contains an introduction which states that “The High Cost of Living Can Be Greatly Reduced by Eating Oysters More Frequently.” From there, a range of oyster-based recipes are presented. Here’s a sampling of the dishes included in this cookbook:

  • Oyster sausages
  • Oyster pot pie
  • Creamed oysters
  • Oyster omelet
  • Oyster stew
  • Oysters in batter

If these recipes interest you, the book “Oysters and How to Cook Them: 100 Delicious Meals at One Half the Cost of Meat” is archived online.