Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite

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Macmillan, 2007 - Cooking - 410 pages
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Ever since his first book, "Simple Cooking," and its acclaimed successors, "Outlaw Cook," "Serious Pig, "and "Pot on the Fire," John Thorne has been hailed as one of the most provocative, passionate, and accessible food writers at work today. In "Mouth Wide" "Open, "his fifth collection, he has prepared a feast for the senses and intellect, charting a cook's journey from ingredient to dish in illuminating essays that delve into the intimate pleasures of pistachios, the Scottish burr of real marmalade, how the Greeks made a Greek salad, the (hidden) allure of salt anchovies, and exploring the uncharted territory of improvised breakfasts and resolutely idiosyncratic midnight snacks. Most of all, his inimitable warmth, humor, and generosity of spirit inspire us to begin our own journey of discovery in the kitchen and in the age-old comfort and delight of preparing food.
 

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This book made me cranky more often than not. The authorial voice is one I found annoying due in no small part to the use of 'myself' when 'me' would have done. The recipes were interesting, to be ... Read full review

Contents

The Marrow of the Matter
3
Bagna caoda chart of variations
14
Bagna caoda del omm borghese bagna caoda
20
The Reviewer and the Recipe
27
Maximum Marmalade
41
Cod Potatoes
58
Pepper Pot Hot
79
The Laughing Nut
100
The Grist on Grits
250
Finocchio
265
Sataymaking general discussion 208
269
Fasolia Gigantes
283
Casserole Jeans Two Meat Two Rice 134
287
Shrimps de Jonghe creamy shrimp casserole 129
304
Cheese Halloumi fried for breakfast 176
312
Baked Fat
317

Conflicted About Casseroles
125
Casserole Alsatian with pork lamb and beef baeckeoffe
136
Real Italians
143
Beef Kidney
169
Eggs Baked in Cream
172
Pasta with Anchovies
198
Satay dipping sauces
224
Mashed Potatoes
230
Cod baked with olive oil garlic and potatoes 66
320
Have It Your Way
331
A Difficult Man
353
The Cook and the Gardener
368
Bibliography
381
Smoked KielbasaCasing Po Boy 326
402
Soup potato and escarole 303
406
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John Thorne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he publishes the bimonthly food newsletter Simple Cooking.

Matt Lewis Thorne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he publishes the bimonthly food newsletter Simple Cooking.

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