It's clear that Vogue gave Steingarten carte blanche to write on whatever subjects tickled his taste buds, and the result is a frequently hilarious collection of essays that emphasize good eating over an obsession with health. "Salad, the Silent Killer" is a catalog of the toxins lurking in every bowl of raw vegetables, while "Fries" follows a heroic attempt to create the perfect French fry--cooked in horse fat. Whether baking sourdough bread in his Manhattan loft or spraying miso soup across a Kyoto restaurant, Steingarten is an ideal guide to the wilder reaches of gastronomy, a cross between M.F.K. Fisher and H.L. Mencken. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Steingarten is just a great storyteller. His compulsions are a joy to read about.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
So very funny. Great foodie book. Carry it in the trunck of my car in case I am stuck somewhere and need a great fun read. You can open this book to any page and start reading.Published 4 months ago by frieda sciancalepore
Autor of It Must've Been Something I Ate It is another great book by a man who can write well and entertain. Highly recpmmended.Published 6 months ago by Steve Salkow
This is an easy to read collection of essays from Jeffrey Steingarten. If you love to travel and or cook/eat I highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by MidWestIndian
Extraordinarily literate, witty and thorough essays. I plan to read as much of his work as possible. Most enjoyable read.Published 8 months ago by charles terry
Our Slow Food Lit Group just read this and we all loved it AND learned a lot from his wonderful stories of sleuthing far-flung ingredients, researching recipes and wining/dining... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judith L