It Must've Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 26, 2008 - Cooking - 528 pages
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In this outrageous and delectable new volume, the Man Who Ate Everything proves that he will do anything to eat everything. That includes going fishing for his own supply of bluefin tuna belly; nearly incinerating his oven in pursuit of the perfect pizza crust, and spending four days boning and stuffing three different fowl—into each other-- to produce the Cajun specialty called “turducken.”

It Must’ve Been Something I Ate finds Steingarten testing the virtues of chocolate and gourmet salts; debunking the mythology of lactose intolerance and Chinese Food Syndrome; roasting marrow bones for his dog , and offering recipes for everything from lobster rolls to gratin dauphinois. The result is one of those rare books that are simultaneously mouth-watering and side-splitting.


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Review: It Must've Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Steingarten has been a long time writer for Vogue and a frequent judge on Iron Chef America. His writing is entertaining and easy to read. Lots of fun. Read full review

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User Review  - Emmanuel - Goodreads

More a compilation of past essays. Still good, just not much of a narrative or flow. There are some good recipes at the end of each chapter. Read full review

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Contents

The Way We Eat Now
3
WHO IS HAVING ALL THE FUN?
9
Brain Storm
25
As the Spit Turns
36
Cast Party
44
Taro Taro Taro
55
A DEEP AND BLINDING INSIGHT
63
Fear of Formaggio
77
It Takes a Village to Kill a Pig
237
Downtown and Far Away
251
Crossing the Line
263
Wilderness Enowi
279
Flat Out
295
Explaining Espresso
317
Thailand
328
AN INTENSE HUNT FOR THE FACTS
341

Why Doesnt Everybody in China Have a Headache?
91
Cheese Crise
100
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
113
Addicted to Losing
126
Home Chocolate
138
Tiers and Laughter
144
Is Paris learning?
151
Lining Up
166
CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN
223
Supergoose
355
Perfection Pizza
367
Red Wine and Old Roosters
THE MOST PERFECT SO
High Steaks 449
Standards and Practices 480
Index 493
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About the author (2008)

Jeffrey Steingarten is Vogue's food critic and the author of The Man Who Ate Everything. He trained to be a food writer at Harvard Law School and on the Harvard Lampoon. On Bastille Day, 1994, the French Republic made Mr. Steingarten a Chevalier in the Order of Merit for his writings on French gastronomy. Chevalier Steingarten discloses that his preferred eating destinations are Memphis, Paris, Bangkok, Alba, and Chengdu--and his loft in New York City, where he has recently created well over a firkin of cultured butter.

Essays in this collection have won a National Magazine Award and several prizes from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The Man Who Ate Everything was a New York Times best-seller and the winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award and the Guild of British Food Writers Prize for the year's best book about food.


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