On Oysters ~1897

Late 1800s Introduction to Shellfish.

No doubt that many will be celebrating the New Year with oysters. Delicious! Here is some sage advice on choosing and preparing these bivalves.

Paragraph two – on storing oysters – is fantastic:

  • Cellar floor
  • Sheets
  • Salt
  • Corn meal
  • Water

Source: Motgomery Ward and Co’s Common Sense Cookery, 1897.

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