The Man Who Ate Everything

The Man Who Ate Everything

And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, and Pleasurable Pursuits

Book - 1998
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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 re-create 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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375702020
0375702024
Call Number: 641.013 St35m 1998
Characteristics: ix, 514 p. ; 21 cm

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SARA A MAXIMOFF
Jun 05, 2012

HILARIOUS! Steingarten makes me laugh, get hungry, and want to make my own sourdough starter. I was pleased to find a surprising amount of science in this book.

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