The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner (Google eBook)
An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world’s preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time
Like the luxury fashion companies Gucci and Chanel, high-end dining has gone global, and Jay Rayner has watched, amazed, as the great names of the restaurant business have turned themselves from artisans into international brands.
Long suspecting that his job was too good to be true, Rayner uses his entrée into this world to probe the larger issues behind the globalization of dinner. Combining memoir with vivid scenes at the table; interviews with the world’s most renowned chefs, restaurateurs, and eaters; and a few well-placed rants and raves about life as a paid gourmand, Rayner puts his thoughtful, innovative, and hilarious stamp on food writing. He reports on high-end gastronomy from Vegas to Dubai, Moscow to Tokyo, London to New York, ending in Paris where he attempts to do with Michelin-starred restaurants what Morgan Spurlock did with McDonald’s in Super Size Me—eating at those establishments on consecutive days and never refusing a sixteen-course tasting menu when it’s offered.
The Man Who Ate the World is a fascinating and riotous look at the business and pleasure of fine dining.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Anne_Green - LibraryThing
I would hate to be a chef in any restaurant reviewed by Jay Rayner. In this book he sets out on a quest to find the perfect meal. In his exhaustive search through the world's prestigious gastronomic ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect DinnerUser Review - Mark Farley - Goodreads
Really good. In fact, better than I expected. Really getting into food memoirs and this is reminiscent of the Tom Parker Bowles Eating Dangerously book, which I really liked. I'm not an avid reader of ... Read full review