Eating

Eating

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Jason Epstein, the legendary editor and publisher of Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Gore Vidal, and E. L. Doctorow, among many other distinguished writers, and the editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, and Maida Heatter, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life, beginning with his childhood summers in Maine, where his decision to improve upon his grandmother’s chicken pot pie led to a lifetime at the stove.

From the great restaurants of postwar Paris to the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown today; from a New Year’s dinner aboard the old Ile de France with Buster Keaton to an evening at New York’s glamorous “21” restaurant with the dreaded Roy Cohn; from Chinese omelettes with the great Jane Jacobs at the edge of the Arctic Ocean to a lobster dinner with the Mailers on Cape Cod, as well as a warning to examine the chair before you sit down to dinner with W. H. Auden, this delicious book celebrates a lifetime of pleasure in cooking and eating well.

The author agrees with the Greek philosopher Heraclitus that you can never step in the same river twice, that every act is unique and so is every dish. In Jason Epstein’s hands, rather than being presented in the usual rigid formula, recipes unfold as stories that he would tell a friend in stove-side conversation. And as Epstein demonstrates his personal touches in putting a dish together, he inspires his readers to be creative.

A rich and provocative book, Eating will whet the appetites of all who love good food and delightful company.

Baker & Taylor
Editor and publisher Jason Epstein takes us on a culinary tour of his life, presenting recollections of chefs and restaurants, along with recipes.

Baker
& Taylor

A personal culinary tour by the National Book Award-winning author of Book Business shares such memories as the life-changing Maine summer during which he improved his grandmother's pot pie, his visits to New York's Chinatown, and a New Year's dinner with Buster Keaton.
The author presents a culinary tour of his life, presenting recollections of chefs and restaurants, along with recipes.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400042968
1400042968
Characteristics: xiv, 174 p. ; 20 cm

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