A Food Lover's Companion

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Evan Jones
Harper & Row, 1979 - Gastronomy - 389 pages
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Includes good writing (excerpts, quotes, maxims, poems, etc.) about food by M.F.K. Fisher, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Voltaire, Euell Gibbons, Auguste Escoffier, James Beard, Guy de Maupassant, Madhur Jaffrey, Simone Beck, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Frank, Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, George Orwell, Willa Cather, Marcella Hazan, Marcel Proust, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Herman Melville, Chef Louis Diat, Ovid, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, Ralph Ellison, Julia Child, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Woody Allen, Craig Claiborne, etc. Also includes information on peas, oysters, fish, mushrooms, wild boar, Trinidad, picnics, Himalayas, dining car, hunger, soup line, Oregon Trail, Mutiny on the Bounty, beans, prison diet, pressed duck, awarding of the stars, Antarctica, bread, Southern fried chicken, Fannie Farmer, medieval chefs, Crepes Suzette, sauce, Troisgros Pere, goose, setting the table, Andrew Jackson, Virginia hospitality, caviar, butter, bride cake, breakfast, snails, garlic, cocoa, bouillabaisse, marrowbone, beer, hoppinʼ john, rice, apple pie, hamburgers, cheeses, crème vichyssoise, toast melba, Caesar salad, cereal, lobster, roast buffalo, Diamond Jim Brady, Lillian Russell, etc.

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Contents

What wondrous Life is this I lead Andrew Marvell
3
Mme Denis will eat your oysters Voltaire
9
A Wild Boar Barbecue William Humphrey
15
Captain Hornblower Dines with the Admiral C S Forester
23
Roadside Memories James Beard
31
Dejeuner sur lHerbe Xico
34
Remembered Picnics Simone Beck
40
Wolf at the Door
49
wonder if the cabbage knows Anonymous
217
Whos to Criticize? Gael Greene
223
The Poetry of Butter Henry James
229
My Dear How Ever Did You Think Up This Delicious Salad?
235
Ther ought tbe some way Kin Hubbard
237
Christmas Behind Bars Brendan Behan
243
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Nothing to Equal a Few Pieces of Raw Garlic Charles
249

On the Oregon Trail Nancy Wilson Ross
55
To Get Money Easily One Must Be a Woman George
62
Petit Tour de France E S Turner
69
The Pressed Ducks Beginnings Henry T Finck
82
The Awarding of the Stars Cyril Ray
91
Cookery Is Become an Art
101
Noel Coward as Cook and Bottle Washer Cole Lesley
107
A Missionary Christmas at Santa Fe 1851 Willa Cather
117
The Italian Art of Eating Marcella Hazan
124
The Woman Who First Cooked with Fire Claude LeViStrauss
143
Chefs de Cuisine
149
In Tolstoys Kitchen Henri Troyat
155
An Evening with Troisgros Pere Israel Shenker
162
Fernand Point Quentin Crewe
169
A Hostly Use of Oranges John McPhee
175
Inviting a Friend to Supper Ben Jonson
183
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Conversation is but carving Sir Walter Scott
189
Entertaining William Faulkner Anthony West
195
Buchanan in the White House John Updike
201
Free Eats Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
208
He Was a Meat and Potatoes Man a Milk and Hoecake Man
252
B Is for Bachelors M F K Fisher
263
Pepper with biting Ovid
269
The Haitian Peasant Declares His Love Emile Roumer
276
After a perfect meal Dr Hans Balzli
282
The Vicarage Mutton Old English tingle
295
The Marrowbone Dinner Carol Truax
302
Ah some folks boast George Sterling
308
A Traveling Salesmans Supper John Kendrick Bangs
314
Call It Preference Bergen Evans
322
Receipt for Winter Salad Sydney Smith
328
Waae a frsead We Have in Cheeses William Cole
333
wricac Firsts Jefferson Williamson
339
Barometer Soup Mux Twain 34
349
Gastronomic Extravaganzas
355
Francs and Beans Russell Baxex 33
363
Dissertation on Roast Buffalo George Frederick Ruxton
372
Acknowledgments
379
Index of Authors
385
Copyright

About the author (1979)

Evan Jones grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Instead of going to college, he worked on a series of family and other newspapers until he landed on the wartime staff of the military newspaper Stars and Stripes. After the war, he stayed in Paris and published a weekly magazine aimed at American tourists. When he returned to the United States, he worked as a freelance writer. His works included The Minnesota, Hidden America, American Food: The Gastronomic Story, The World of Cheese, The Book of Bread, and Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard. He also edited The Father: Letters to Sons and Daughters. He died from injuries suffered in a fall on February 4, 1996 at the age of 80.

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