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Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialties, from Kansas City to Cuzco Paperback – May 11, 2004
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Whether writing about food, politics, or travel, Calvin Trillin infuses his books with sophistication and humor. Visit Amazon's Calvin Trillin Page.
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FEEDING A YEN, the latest effort from the prolific and always entertaining Calvin Trillin, offers an escape for those who have grown tired of food that has suffered a spectrum of indignities, from gentrification to generification. Each of the fourteen chapters in FEEDING A YEN covers a different local specialty, from pumpernickel bagels in New York City, to pimientos de Padron (a dish made with tiny green peppers) in Galicia, Spain, to boudin (a kind of Cajun sausage) in New Iberia, Louisiana, to ceviche (a cold fish soup) in Ecuador --- and plenty more along the way.
If you're looking for a book on pricey eateries, find something else to read. FEEDING A YEN is about simple, honest food, often made from recipes that have been passed down for generations.Read more ›
Trillin uses this book to highlight foods that he can't get at home in Manhattan, and that is a list that is getting shorter all the time. In fact, you can get exotic foods almost anywhere now. And that is just why he has a hard time luring his daughters back to New York from the West Coast. They can get New York bagels and anything else in California.
I love Trillin's dry humor and skepticism. This is my first Calvin Trillin book (although I have enjoyed his magazine essays) and I'm looking forward to reading his past works.
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Like all Calvin Trillin's writing about food - completely delish!Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
I had purchased this as a hardbound book years ago, and have picked it up in Kindle form so I can haul it with me on travels. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by Tobor
Dear Calvin Trillin, you are the very best food writer of all. They can have their Pollans and Bourdains, their M.F.K. Fishers, even their Jonathan Golds. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Virginia
Easy to read; funny. Made me hungry and thirsty. I underlined some of the dishes and places to eat. Good reading!Published on July 1, 2011 by Dan
I love this book. If your favorite types of food reviews are lengthy personal ones, then this book is for you. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Aileen Chen
I really enjoyed this short book full of essays centering around food. I immediately picked up his "Tummy Trilogy" after this. Read morePublished on November 18, 2008 by J. Cho
I have always enjoyed Trillin's books but with this one, he has not delivered his usual wit and advice. His poorest work to date and I hope he will do better in future writings. Read morePublished on June 2, 2003