By Jason Epstein
Jason Epstein, the mythical editor and writer of Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Gore Vidal, and E. L. Doctorow, between many different unusual writers, and the editor of such nice cooks and bakers as Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, and Maida Heatter, takes us on a culinary travel via his eventful existence, starting along with his youth summers in Maine, the place his choice to enhance upon his grandmother’s bird pot pie ended in a life-time on the stove.
From the nice eating places of postwar Paris to the slender streets of latest York’s Chinatown this day; from a brand new Year’s dinner aboard the outdated Ile de France with Buster Keaton to a night at New York’s glamorous “21” eating place with the scary Roy Cohn; from chinese language omelettes with the good Jane Jacobs on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to a lobster dinner with the Mailers on Cape Cod, in addition to a caution to check the chair earlier than you take a seat to dinner with W. H. Auden, this scrumptious booklet celebrates a life of excitement in cooking and consuming well.
The writer is of the same opinion with the Greek thinker Heraclitus that you should by no means step within the related river two times, that each act is exclusive and so is each dish. In Jason Epstein’s arms, instead of being provided within the traditional inflexible formulation, recipes spread as tales that he could inform a chum in stove-side conversation. And as Epstein demonstrates his own touches in placing a dish jointly, he evokes his readers to be creative.
A wealthy and provocative e-book, Eating will whet the appetites of all who love stable nutrition and pleasant corporation.