Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth

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Chronicle Books, May 26, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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Tucker Shaw is a man who loves to eat. And for 365 days, from January 1 to December 31st, he has photographed every nibble, entre, side dish, and snack, every slice of birthday cake, poached egg, mango pavlova, and bacon cheeseburger. Everything I Ate is Tucker's personal homage to food, and in a culture where food is so often the enemy, where so many of us seek to suppress our appetites and conceal our guilty pleasures, this curiously intimate food diary is an out-and-out celebration of the joys of eating. Arranged in chronological order and featuring short captions including date, time, food, place, and any company enjoyed, the photographs reveal one man's rituals and patterns (he has a brief love affair with a morning brioche, but it is his midnight bowl of cereal that really stands by him in the end). What exactly does this food play-by-play prove? The simple truth that personal data is extraordinarily universal. Here is a tribute to the ways in which food sustains us, connects us, and makes us human. With 2500 color images packed into nearly 500 pages (and too many calories to count), Everything I Ate is a fast-paced ride through one man's year-long culinary adventure.

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This is a silly, shameful little book. As the uninspired title indicates, it attempts to chronicle every morsel of food that Shaw, a journalist and author of several YA books, consumed over the course ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Tucker Shaw has been a life-long fan of food shopping for it, cooking it, and especially eating it. He has been a relationship columnist at Alloy.com for several years and is the author of numerous books for young adults. His work has appeared in Gourmet, Marie Claire, Mademoiselle, YM, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New York, where he spends most of his time in restaurants.

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