Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Snow Break

Kurlansky & fan
Kurlansky & Gael Greene
Oysters on the mind, we listened to Mark Kurlansky ( speak about food and literature at the Key West Literary Seminar where he autographed a much-used copy of The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, good reading for anybody interested in the subject, or subjects - the history of New York and the oyster.  Kurlansky, by the way, loves oysters but has no passion for cod.

To get in the proper frame of mind, oysters were consumed as a post snow-shoveling treat, just hours prior to an early a.m. escape from snow-encased Providence. The oysters were from Seapowet Shellfish in Tiverton, ( ); pictured here is the vendor, Chris Clarendon, at the Wintertime Farmers' Market in Pawtucket. His silky oysters are grown under a dock in the Sakonnet River and are sold through local restaurants, fish and farmers' markets as well as Whole Foods. You can contact him at 401-816-0791 or
Can't be more local unless under your own dock.

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