CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.


473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud 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 jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine.

Title: CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

Author Name: Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.

Illustrator: Mark Kurlansky.

Categories: Food & Drink,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Ballantine: 2002

ISBN Number: 0345457102

ISBN Number 13: 9780345457103

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 30065

Keywords: Food, Food Writing, Cooking, Cookery, Cato, Cab Calloway, Pablo Neruda, Alice B. Toklas, Alexandre Dumas, Claude Levi-Struss, Balzac, Virginia Woolf, W.H. Auden, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, Gourmands, Gourmets, Cooks, Chefs, Cuisine, Bread, Dessert, Ben Sira, Gluttony, Le Mesnagier De Paris, Nouvelle Cuisine, Sex, Restaurants, thanksgiving Dinner, Ernest Hemingway, Sicilian Dining, Markets, john Steinbeck, Waiters, Platina, Galen, Eggs, Vegetables, Beans, Fish, Poultry, Meat, Rice, Potatoes, Seasonings, Herbs, Salads, Truffles, Fat, Fruit, Henry David Thoreau, Chocolate, Drinks, Drinking, Water, Insects, French, France, Hot Chocolate, French Cooking, english Cooking, Jane Grigson, American Cooking, german Cooking, Proust, Margaret Mead, Plato.,