The Man Who Ate Everything (US paperback edition)

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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.


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Winner of Guild of Food Writers Awards: Food Book of the Year 1999.

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  • : Vintage Books
  • : 202mm X 133mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : 0.4
  • : 9780375702020
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : October 1998
  • : general