Lobster: A Global History (Edible)

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'Elisabeth Townsend considers the creature that inspired mosaic artists in ancient Pompeii, reclined like a cardinal in still life paintings, gave Salvador Dalí a telephone handle, fed the indigent poor and later the spoiled rich and became a partial success in shellfish farming , , , Reading its 128 pages inclusive of recipes will leave almost anyone considerably more clued up about lobsters than they were before.' --- Fay Maschler, The Spectator

'Elisabeth Townsend's concise but rich Lobster: A Global History offers a journey through lobster's prehistoric and recorded history, exploring scientific, environmental and culinary matters . . . She also does an outstanding job of documenting and explaining the modern controversy over the treatment of lobster.' --- Jasper White, Wall Street Journal

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Elisabeth Townsend writes about food, travel and wine for The Boston Globe, Gastronomica, the Quarterly Review of Wines and other newspapers and magazines. She is based in Concord, Massachusetts.

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