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You may think, hey, I know my oysters. There's big ones, little ones, briny ones, sweet ones, West Coast, East Coast. I even know a few names -- Wellfleet, Kumomoto, Bluepoint, and, um, did I say Wellfleet?
While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.