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.
I bought this book at the recommendation of a friend. I like to read about chefs and food - but this book was way too scientific and way too preachy for my tastes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MCC
This book is absolutely delightful, informative, and witty. I found myself reading passages aloud to my husband because they were either making me laugh or they had enlightened... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MountaineeringGal
When you have one of the greatest jobs on earth, one whose sole purpose is to eat, you're bound to have a good story or two up your sleeve. Read morePublished 5 months ago by By CJs Pirate
Steingarten is just a great storyteller. His compulsions are a joy to read about.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer