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Oyster Resources


The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky

Consider the Oyster by M. F. K. Fisher

A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America by Rowan Jacobsen

Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook by Sandy Ingber

The Hog Island Oyster Lover’s Cookbook: A Guide to Choosing and Savoring Oysters, with 40 Recipes by Jairemarie Pomo

Meet Paris Oyster: A Love Affair with the Perfect Food by Mireille Guiliano

Oyster Culture by Gwendolyn Meyer

The Oysters of Locmariaquer by Eleanor Clark

The P&J Oyster Cookbook by Kit Wohl

Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm by Erin Byers Murray


Billion Oyster Project: A restoration and education project aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor.

In a Half Shell: Fun, educational website by oyster blogger and sommelier Julie Qiu.

Go Shuck an Oyster: Chock full of oyster information, reviews and products.

New York Oyster Week: Every year in September!

The Oyster Guide: Oyster maps, reviews, and tons of other useful oyster info by the author of A Geography of Oysters

Oysterology: In-depth descriptions of a wide variety of oysters including harvest locations, size, growing method, and flavor profiles.

Oysterator: Awesome oyster community with ratings of 300 oysters.

Oyster Apps

Oystour: Oyster guide and appreciation app.

Pearl: App that helps you locate available oysters at restaurants nearby, make reservations, and check in.


Loss Leaders on the Half ShellThe New York Times reports on the popularity of Oyster Happy Hour

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