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A Talk on the Wild Side.

A Holiday Recipe From Rachel Carson.....Yes, Thee Rachel Carson

Did you know that during World War 2, and in the years following, our fisheries division had a mission to market the oceans and the consumption of fish?

To support this effort our Fisheries bureau prepared a series of oyster, shrimp and lobster recipes to encourage people to prepare a holiday meals just as the Pilgrims were believed to have eaten: with oysters for appetizers and in the stuffing for the turkey.

While most people know her for her long-lasting conservation legacy, former Service Biologist Rachel Carson once penned news releases featuring seafood and shellfish holiday recipes for the public.

On Thanksgiving eve, we thought we'd share with you one of Rachel's recipes. If you decide to give Oysters a chance at your holiday table, let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below!

Whatever you cook this week, we at Open Spaces wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


My family goes to Chincoteague Island every year for Thanksgiving (and the refuge, too; we never miss the snow geese!) and my dad's favorite Thanksgiving meal is fried oysters. I'll let him know Rachel would have approved!
# Posted By Laurel Howard | 11/23/11 12:00 PM
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