For Walsh, food is a window on culture, and his essays brim with insights into our society and those around us. Whether he's discussing halal organic farming with Muslims, traversing the steep hills of Trinidad in search of hot-sauce makers, or savoring the disappearing art of black Southern cooking with a inmate-chef in a Texas penitentiary, Walsh has a unique talent for taking our understanding of food to a deeper level.
I became interested in this book after the little preview shown on Amazon and Google Books. I was hoping to get a bibliography, but no luck. I've googled the books he mentions... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Nelson Lopez
If you're looking to get a list of the best restaurants in New York or the best food and wine pairings to affirm your existing points of view, don't bother. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Joshua Wait
For the most part I found these articles entertaining and informative; Mr. Walsh writes very well. Folks who were disappointed in the endings of each piece seemed to lose track of... Read morePublished on March 12, 2005 by John S.
After reading the many positive reviews (both Amazon and other sources) of this book, I was excited to begin my reading. Read morePublished on November 29, 2004 by Christopher A. Noone
The other reviews describe the book's contents well. The stories are entertaining and educational, but Walsh's writing style struck me as not-quite-ready-for-prime-time. Read morePublished on August 22, 2004 by Chris Garvin
This fun collection of essays, just like food ought to be, are served in small portions that satisfy but leave you hungry for more. Read morePublished on March 7, 2004 by Christian Hunter
Robb Walsh has always had a way of making food into an adventure. He came to visit me several years ago when we lived in the Northeast to get out of another Texas Summer and visit... Read morePublished on February 4, 2004 by Michael P. Walsh