Jason Epstein, legendary publisher of Norman Mailer and Vladimir Nabokov, editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life.
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, this delicious book celebrates a lifetime of pleasure in cooking and eating well.
When reading Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria, the author referenced Epstein’s book and his friendship and support. I quickly ordered it. I read it with smiles, laughter and a few tears. His stream of consciousness recipes reflect cooking techniques and memories. I have recommended to friends and to you!
This is a fun read for foodies (particularly those who know old NYC restaurants), complete with good recipes. I read it as a library book, and promptly went to Amazon and ordered as a Christmas present for my son – himself a fabulous cook.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s not just a cookbook but many neat short stories with recipes. If you enjoyed Julia Reed’s Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties, you’ll like this book.
- Title: Eating: A Memoir
- Autor: Jason Epstein
- Publisher (Publication Date): Anchor; 1st edition (October 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1400042968 | 1400078253
- ISBN-13: 978-1400042968 | 978-1400078257
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