The First Chapbook for Foodies: Recipes and Repasts Literature and Lore
This the second of Woodford's books renewing the great literary tradition of "chapbooks", a series with each book dedicated to one popular subject. A ... Show synopsis This the second of Woodford's books renewing the great literary tradition of "chapbooks", a series with each book dedicated to one popular subject. A chapbook traditionally is a compendium of fact, lore, wit, opinion and advice. Call it educational entertainment. In the chapbook tradition, The First Chapbook for Foodies is aimed at the minds and stomachs of food lovers everywhere. Its recipe mixes the classic with the nouvelle, combining timeless writing about food with the practicalities you need to navigate confidently through today's restaurants and kitchens. Select from a menu that includes literary entrees by Calvin Trillin, M.F.K. Fisher, Isak Dinesen, James Beard, Laurie Colwin, John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, Brillat-Savarin, Homer, and the Bible. Sample the fare from famed restaurants -- old and new -- like The Coyote Cafe and The Striped Bass. Get useful advice from chefs like Julia Child, Wolfgang Puck, Susan Spicer, and Georges Perrier. For dessert, attend a cooking school, go to work in a restaurant kitchen, savor the sweetness of chocolate, and digest the torte Michelangelo's mother used to bake for the artist. All of that, New Yorker-style cartoons, engaging quotations and intriguing lists that keep your love of all things that relate to food on high heat. Big surprise: "The world's greatest recipe". Timeless backlist potential.