Abalone King of Monterey, The: "Pop" Ernest Doelter, by Tim Thomas

By Tim Thomas

In 1908, "Pop" Ernest Doelter was once topped the Abalone King. within the kitchen of his Alvarado road eating place in Monterey, California, Pop reworked rubbery gastropods into an epicurean satisfaction. operating with pink abalone accumulated through Monterey's group of eastern divers, Pop dipped the foot in egg wash, extra a mystery factor, rolled it in cracker crumbs and cooked it quick in olive oil. travelers and celebrities alike sat down at Pop's desk to get pleasure from his recognized recipe, and at last, he shipped steaks on ice to inns and eating places during the kingdom. Pull up a chair as historian Tim Thomas recounts the tale of an leading edge restaurateur and a gaggle of pioneering fishermen who grew to become underappreciated mollusks into the debate of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair.

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