In the mid ‘00s, Erin Byers Murray ditched her pampered city girl lifestyle and cushy job and convinced the rowdy crew at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury to let a completely unprepared, aquaculture-illiterate food and lifestyle writer work for them for 18 months to learn the business of oysters. The result is the award-winning book Shucked: part love letter, part memoir, and part documentary about the world’s most beloved bivalves. During her time as a writer, Erin and Chef Jeremy Sewall became close friends and collaborators. Together, they wrote Chef Sewall’s first cookbook, James Beard Award nominated, The New England Kitchen.
On Tuesday, March 12th, join Erin Byers Murray, friend of Island Creek Oysters, for a night to celebrate her new book, Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South. Grits is a fascinating look at grits in Southern cuisine, including recipes perfect for cold New England nights.
Tickets are $30 and includes a signed copy of the book and bites. Drinks will be available through cash bar.
Island Creek Oysters
Blue Grits Cake with quail egg, pickled shallots
Creamy White Grits and Shrimp
Salt Cod and Corn Beignets
Polenta Fries with tarragon aïoli