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The Man Who Ate Everything When Jeffrey Steingarten was appointed food critic for Vogue, he systematically set out to overcome his distaste for such things as kimchi, lard, Greek cuisine, and blue food He succeeded at all but the last Steingarten is fairly sure that God meant the color blue mainly for food that has gone bad In this impassioned, mouth watering, and outrageously funny book, Steingarten devotes the same Zen like discipline and gluttonous curiosity to practically everything that anyone anywhere has ever called dinner Follow Steingarten as he jets off to sample choucroute in Alsace, hand massaged beef in Japan, and the mother of all ice creams in Sicily Sweat with him as he tries to re create the perfect sourdough, bottle his own mineral water, and drop excess poundage at a luxury spa Join him as he mounts a heroic and hilarious defense of salt, sugar, and fat though he has some nice things to say about Olestra Stuffed with offbeat erudition and recipes so good they ought to be illegal, The Man Who Ate Everything is a gift for anyone who loves food


10 thoughts on “The Man Who Ate Everything

  1. says:

    wow, i have been reading this since july i put it down a bunch and lost it once or twice, but still it is shameful to have had this darkening my currently reading shelf for eight months shades of Savage Girls and Wild Boys A History of Feral Children but today i finished it and it is truly a wonderful book.this man is the anti foer if i were ever to read that foer book the one everyone says will turn me into a cowering meat avoider, all i would h


  2. says:

    The entire time I was growing up, my feminist lawyer mother had a subscription to Vogue I can t completely explain it myself, but woman does love her shoes Anyway, I spent elementary school reading Steingarten articles for the mag, where he is still the food columnist My conclusion for this book is that he is probably best in small doses Like, monthly doses But, if you ve never read any of his stuff before, I d check this out in one essay at a tim


  3. says:

    Since I m into cooking and, to a lesser extent, food writing, this book had been recommended to me several times over the last few years I finally borrowed it from a friend at work and must say that it didn t really live up to my expectations It s an interesting, engaging, often funny book, probably essential for the gourmand, but if you have a mere passing interest in gourmet and exotic food, you d probably do well to skip it and read something by


  4. says:

    Probably not going to finish this one I am not going to make it to book club, and, frankly, I don t like the book, or the author He can be witty and smart enough at times, and I liked it for a while, and maybe it s just the bar study grumpiness talking, but I really resent that large chunks of this read like a dieting memoir, and that if it were written by a woman it would not be considered some kind of clever high mindedness, but rather just some w


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here He is an excellent writer with a sharp sense of humor and a great palette My favorite part is when he forces himself to eat all the foods that he grew up hating to get over his aversions He comes across as muchlike able on paper than during his live appearances on Iron Chef Steingarten married a Utah girl from an LDS family and he delights is weaving Utah into his food ar


  6. says:

    Steingarten s compilation of essays on a wide variety of food related subjects written in the late 80s and 90s seems like it might be an interesting read for someone who likes food and cooking HOWEVER, the man s ego astronomical, of untold proportions, seriously it can be seen from three planets over is a bit of a turn off Its fun to read about someone experimenting with the many ways you can use a particular kitchen appliance or how best to prepare a


  7. says:

    Or nearly everything, since it seems unlikely that anybody who had ever had a good nolen gurer shondesh would so summarily dismiss all Indian desserts as being reminiscent of highly perfumed creams fit only for the boudoir But yes, Jeffrey Steingarten, once the monthly food correspondent for Vogue, does seem to have pretty much eaten the best and the worst of most of the highly acclaimed cuisines, at least as far as the Western world is concerned In th


  8. says:

    This was fine I think I was mostly jarred by the constant reminders that this book was first published in the early 90s Got a problem It s ok here s a number to call Memphis BBQ competitions are a white man s gameWHAT French food is just butter and cream Uh, no.SUSHI IS SO EXOTIC Maybe in like another 30 years this will be hilarious, but right now it s just weird.


  9. says:

    I d say that this deserves a 3.5 star rating, but I really like food writing Some of these essays, particularly the introduction, were really fabulous Ratherof them I wish I d skipped I read through the entire thing cover to cover, though I didn t cook any of the recipes I picked it up looking for something that I could read on my morning train, so I enjoyed the format.


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    This book represents to me a lost way of life It s a life in which I would read books like this, slowly, with particular pleasure, laughing out loud at regular intervals Afterwards, I would have time to write about them all, and share some of my pleasure I almost did this today but that s because I am on holiday The Man Who Ate Everything is a book of essays, and really each one should be savoured at length No rushing Gentle but steady progress is the thi


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