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Breakfast Sandwiches; Scandia's Apple Cake; Oyster Tecture

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Could oysters help ease surging flood waters during the next hurricane? Landscape architect Kate Orff suggests installing living oyster reefs in the waters surrounding Red Hook to absorb the impact of rising waters. Evan joins chef Casey Lane in the kitchen at The Parish, where she gets a lesson in the art of the breakfast sandwich. It's apple season and Michael Pollan spells out how apple breeding works, artist Jessica Rath creates porcelain apple sculptures and pastry chef Valerie Gordon reinvents a classic apple cake. Biographer Bob Spitz describes the wild side of young Julia Child, and curator Paula Johnson paints a picture of Child's Cambridge kitchen. Plus, Jonathan Gold takes us out for seven courses of beef in Rosemead. At the market Laura Avery talks to pastry instructor Robert Wemischner about pomegranates, and Christophe Happillon reminds us that November is a great month for oysters.

Banner image: Julia Child's kitchen, courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

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