Ann Patchett confronts her stubbornness in a heated argument she once had with her then-boyfriend, now husband, over dinner at the famed Paris restaurant Taillevent. Tom Perrotta explains how his long list of food aversions almost landed him in an East German prison. Gabrielle Hamilton finds that hiring a blind cook leads her into ethical terrain she wasn't prepared to navigate. And poet Billy Collins muses over his relationship with a fish he once ate. Also included are stories by Chang-rae Lee, Patricia Marx, John Burnham Schwartz, George Saunders, Colson Whitehead, Kiran Desai, Pico Iyer, and Heidi Julavits, among others.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Amanda Hesser, co-founder and CEO of Food52, is the author of the award-winning The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Cooking for Mr. Latte, and The Cook and the Gardener, as well as the editor of the essay collection Eat, Memory. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this anthology of columns from the New York Times Magazine relating to food and memory. The pieces are all short, and are in turns funny and meaningful. My favorites were probably "Inward Bound" by Chang-Rae Lee, about compulsively cooking while her mother was dying, and "The Sixth Sense," by Gary Shteyngart, in which he waxes poetic about his childhood deprivation of, and longing for, garlic.