Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His Roots

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Macmillan, Nov 16, 2000 - Cooking - 528 pages
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In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going "here" (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn), "there" (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and "everywhere" (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread, and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character, and place.

 

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Sweeping from the coast of Maine to New Orleans, this book blends food history and lore with personal reflections on the role certain dishes have played both in a geographical region and in one cook's ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
123
Knowing Beans
Crab Rolls Lobster Stew
Fix Your Hash
Pudding
The Mushroom Hunt
Dinner at Duffys
AUTHORS NOTE
INDEX
Notes
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John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne live in Northampton, MA. They have published the food letter Simple Cooking for 20 years.

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