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The Man Who Ate Everything

And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, and Pleasurable Pursuits

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The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten
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Winner of the Julia Child Book Award. A James Beard Book Award Finalist. When Jeffrey Steingarten was appointed food critic for "Vogue," he systematically set out to overcome his distaste for such things as kimchi, lard, Greek cuisine, and blue food. He succeeded at all but the last: Steingarten is 'fairly sure that God meant the color blue mainly for food that has gone bad.' In this impassioned, mouth-watering, and outrageously funny book, Steingarten devotes the same Zen-like discipline and gluttonous curiosity to practically everything that anyone anywhere has ever called 'dinner.' Follow Steingarten as he jets off to sample choucroute in Alsace, hand-massaged beef in Japan, and the mother of all ice creams in Sicily. Sweat with him as he tries to recreate the perfect sourdough, bottle his own mineral water, and drop excess poundage at a luxury spa. Join him as he mounts a heroic -- and hilarious -- defense of salt, sugar, and fat (though he has some nice things to say about Olestra). Stuffed with offbeat erudition and recipes so good they ought to be illegal, "The Man Who Ate Everything" is a gift for anyone who loves food.

Author Biography

Jeffrey Steingarten trained to become a food writer at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Lampoon. For the past eight years he has been the internationally feared and acclaimed food critic of Vogue magazine. He has been the food correspondent for the online magazine Slate. For essays in this collection, Mr. Steingarten has won countless awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. On Bastille Day, 1994, the French Republic made him a Chevalier in the Order of Merit for his writing on French gastronomy. As a man who ate everything, Chevalier Steingarten has no favorite food, color, or song. His preferred eating destinations, however, are Memphis, Paris, Alba, Chengdu--and his loft in New York City.
Release date NZ
October 27th, 1998
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Vintage Books ed
Imprint
Vintage Books
Pages
514
Dimensions
133x202x24
ISBN-13
9780375702020
Product ID
1666860

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