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Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History
Mark Kurlansky (au) (il)
Kurlansky is the winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing. Here, he leads us on a mouthwatering culinary tour around the world and throughout history and culture from the 5th cent. B.C. to the present day. The book features more than 200 pieces, with essays by Plato on the art of cooking, Pablo Neruda on french fries, Alice B. Toklas on killing a carp, M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts, Alexandre Dumas on coffee, Claude Levi-Strauss on “the idea of rotten”, James Beard on scrambled eggs, Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or just plain ravenous writers on the passion of cuisine. Classic photos as well as pen-and-ink drawings.
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