Far Flung and Well Fed: The Food Writing of R.W. Apple, Jr.

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Macmillan, Sep 29, 2009 - Cooking - 410 pages
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Celebrated journalist R. W. (“Johnny”) Apple was a veteran political reporter, a New York Times bureau chief and an incisive and prolific writer. But the role he was most passionate about was food anthropologist. Known both for his restless wideopen mind and an appetite to match, Apple was also a culinary scholar: witty, wide-ranging and intensely knowledgeable about his subjects. Far Flung and Well Fed is the best of legendary Times reporter Apple’s food writing from America, England, Europe, Asia and Australia. Each of the more than fifty essays recount extraordinary meals and little-known facts, of some of the world’s most excellent foods —from the origin of an ingredient in a dish, to its history, to the vivid personalities—including Apple’s wife, Betsey—who cook, serve and eat those dishes.

Far Flung and Well Fed is a classic collection of food writing— lively, warm and rich with a sense of place and taste—and deserves to join the works of A.J. Liebling, Elizabeth David, M.F.K. Fisher and Calvin Trillin on the bookshelf.


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R.W. APPLE, JR. worked for The New York Times for forty years, serving at various times as Chief Correspondent, Chief Washington Corre - spondent and Washington Bureau Chief. He began writing food articles for the Times in the late 1970s, when reporting from London. His writing also appeared in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, GQ, Saveur, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Town & Country and National Geographic Traveler. He lived in Washington, D.C., where he died in 2006.

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