This is a gorgeous book y'all.
Part history, part cookbook, part coffee table eye-candy.
This book covers the century of fresh-as-can-be seafood served in the landmark restaurant in the lower level of Grand Central Station. 100 years of oysters and more. Oh my.
The first time I opened it, I landed on Maryland Crabcakes. Next I landed on Oysters. This book is DESTINED to become a regular, dappled, and smudged kitchen companion.
But here's the good part. I got one for YOU!
Register for Shellshocked Event
So you may have heard I'm having a little event on Monday. Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves.
This powerful 40min documentary covers the oyster's heyday, through decline and ends with the coastal restoration work that is happening today. We've got terrific guest speakers, delicious oysters and a few surprises.
Please join us!
Everyone who registers is automatically entered to win. We will hold a drawing on Monday night at the event.
Other ways to Win:
Now I know some of you are saying - hey, I don't live in Boston, I can't be there, but I really want that book.
- Here's another way to enter to win. Join the Oyster Century Club© and tell two friends about Monday's event. (see sidebar for Paypal button)
- Have a friend who loves oysters? Someone you know big on environmental issues? Maybe you know a documentary film buff? I can email you a press release you can send to them personally.
Here's a Tweet for you to share now:
"When enviro issues X dinner plate. Restore, recover, eat oysters! Powerful 40 min film, spec guests +You? http://bit.ly/1dbqJPR"
Now drop a comment and tell me about what you want to prepare from the book, raw bar? Appetizers? (Clams Casino?) Fried Seafood? (Fried Ipswich Clams? Guinness-battered Fish and Chips?) there's sides and desserts and specials they serve daily. It's gorgeous. You should have it. Really.
Act fast, drawing is Monday!
NB: Contest closed: Commenters below Susan, Rich, Janis, Vivian will be included in tonight's drawing. Good luck everyone!
CONTEST WINNER: Our youngest attendee, Isabelle helped me draw names from the attendees and commenters. Congratulations Janson Wu! Thanks Isabelle and thanks to all who entered, tweeted and shared the OCC love.