A Geography of Oysters is the first comprehensive guide to our continent's oysters, with photos, recipes and beautifully written essays extolling the legendary bi-valve.
Jacobsen describes how oysters take on their flavour, how to eat them and where to find them. Maps locating all the oyster appellations include Cape Breton Island; Vancouver Island; Baynes Sound, B.C., home of the Gigamoto oyster; and Desolation Sound, B.C., where Malaspina oysters are found. Other oysters range from Malpeque and Raspberry Point in the Maritimes, to Fanny Bay and Sinku in B.C. The book also covers oyster festivals, such as the P.E.I. Oyster Festival (site of Canada's National Shucking Competition) in September, and itineraries for oyster tours like the one from Puget Sound and Seattle through to Vancouver and Vancouver Island.