The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner
An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world's preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time
Like the luxury fashion companies Gucci and Chanel, high-end dining has gone global, and Jay Rayner has watched, amazed, as the great names of the restaurant business have turned themselves from artisans into international brands.
Long suspecting that his job was too good to be true, Rayner uses his entrée into this world to probe the larger issues behind the globalization of dinner. Combining memoir with vivid scenes at the table; interviews with the world's most renowned chefs, restaurateurs, and eaters; and a few well-placed rants and raves about life as a paid gourmand, Rayner puts his thoughtful, innovative, and hilarious stamp on food writing. He reports on high-end gastronomy from Vegas to Dubai, Moscow to Tokyo, London to New York, ending in Paris where he attempts to do with Michelin-starred restaurants what Morgan Spurlock did with McDonald's in Super Size Me—eating at those establishments on consecutive days and never refusing a sixteen-course tasting menu when it's offered.
The Man Who Ate the World is a fascinating and riotous look at the business and pleasure of fine dining.
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THE MAN WHO ATE THE WORLD: In Search of the Perfect DinnerUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A book-length quest to understand the 21st century's international gastronomic revolution.It's characteristic of London Observer restaurant critic and occasional novelist of some wit Rayner (The ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect DinnerUser Review - Barry - Goodreads
Jay Rayner sets out on a quest to eat the best meal in the world. Or, more specifically, to eat at a selection of the world's great restaurants in a selection of the world's great cities. He's a food ... Read full review