Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His Roots (Google eBook)
In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going “here” (the Maine coast, where he’d summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade’s sojourn), “there” (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and “everywhere” (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread, and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character, and place.
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Review: Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His RootsUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
John Thorne is one of my favorite food writers. He's been doing it long before it was fashionable-or profitable! His first book, Simple Cooking, is out of print, but I credit it for awakening me to ... Read full review
Review: Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His RootsUser Review - Bryan - Goodreads
Too much serious; not enough pig. This book longs to be taken seriously. It begs for it. The end result is a pretentious work that has some interesting recipes (although I haven't tried any to see ... Read full review