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If mussels are “the oyster of the poor,” what were they when oysters were the oysters of the poor?
Jeremy Cherfaspublished this 21 Jan 2022
I'm quoting Grimod de La Reynière, attributed, in Kettner's Book of the Table (1877), page 308. Hence the quotations. Full entry is even more fascinating. But good point.
Jan 21 2022