Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History

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Penguin Books, Oct 26, 2004 - Cooking - 473 pages
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Mark Kurlansky is one of our most erudite and entertaining food writers: the bestselling author of Salt and Cod, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing. Now in this delightful collection he serves up a true smorgasbord of ?choice cuts? by the world?s most discerning gourmets and gourmands through the ages?from Plato on the art of cooking to Louis Prima at the pizzeria.

Choice Cuts offers more than two hundred mouth-watering selections, including Brillat-Savarin on chocolate; Waverley Root on truffles; M. F. K. Fish on gingerbread; Pablo Neruda on French fries; Alexandre Dumas on coffee; and a vast variety by Escoffier, Elizabeth David, A. J. Liebling, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Dickens, Balzac, Chekhov, Orwell, and Alice B. Toklas, among others. Filled throughout with recipes, menus, classic photographs, and Kurlansky?s own original drawings, Choice Cuts is a must-have for any serious lover of food.

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Review: Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History

User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

As a foodie I wanted to love this, but I didn't. Some of it was ho-hum, some of it was okay, but most of it could have been better. Read full review

Review: Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History

User Review  - Marsha - Goodreads

More than a more treatise about food, Mr. Kurlansky digs through history and articles about people whose business it was to write about food: how it tastes, the best places to eat, the proper ways in ... Read full review

Contents

Gourmets and Gourmands
14
Food and
35
Memorable Meals
44
Copyright

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Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.

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