Edibles & Potables: The story of Thomas Downing, New York City’s Black oyster king

As an aside, oyster fans looking for a fascinating read should consider The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, by offbeat food chronicler Mark Kurlansky. New York City’s superlative setting amid the Hudson River estuary has been altered (and vastly compromised) by humanity these past five centuries, but originally the vicinity was a natural paradise and one of the most bountiful oyster capitals of the entire planet.

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