Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | October 21, 2014

    Anne Rice: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Anne Rice



    These are the songs that wake me up, take me out of my worries and anxieties, wash my brain cells, and send me to the keyboard to write with new... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Cooking and Food- Food Writing

This title in other editions

The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand

by

The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jim Harrison is one of this country's most beloved writers, a muscular stylist with a salty wisdom. For over twenty years, he has also been writing some of the best food criticism around — in fact, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), in a review of The Beast God Forgot to Invent, praised its "great helpings of Harrison's expert, lush writing on food and wine."

Now, for the first time, all of Harrison's food writing is available in one volume. Any reader of Harrison's fiction is struck by the love for food, wine, and other sensual pleasures that permeates it — and anyone who has read his essays and journalism has encountered a food critic unlike any other: unpretentious, witty, and unabashedly passionate. The Raw and the Cooked delivers the long-awaited complete collection, from his Smart and Esquire columns, to present-day pieces including a lengthy correspondence with French gourmet Gerard Oberle and fabulous pieces on food in France and America for Men's Journal.

"Where is the food book?" is a question that never fails to come up at Harrison's readings. The Raw and the Cooked answers that question with a nine-course meal that will satisfy every appetite.

Review:

"A rumination on the unholy trinity of sex, death and food, this long-awaited collection of gastronomic essays reads like the love child of M.F.K. Fisher and James Thorne on acid. Harrison...writes with a passion for language equal to his passion for good food....Harrison's palate, while refined, is refreshingly earthy....Equally recommended for the literary crowd and armchair cooks (although perhaps not for vegetarians)." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"It is impossible to pigeonhole this collection of essays — they are about hunting and cooking, eating and drinking, and are written in a style that is simultaneously sophisticated and earthy....Most of us will never be lucky enough to share a meal with this 'roving gourmand,' but this volume provides a satisfying alternative. An essential purchase for all literary and culinary essay collections." Library Journal

Review:

"Jim Harrison is the...best food writer. Better even than John Thorne. Or Richard Olney. Or Jeffrey Steingarten. Or Ruth Reichl. All of whom are tremendous food writers....Harrison?s writing about food is truly a labor of love. He speaks from the heart, not the head. Or rather, from the gut." Ted Scheffler, Salt Lake City Weekly

Review:

"The author claims to be victim of 'one of a writer's neuroses — not to want to repeat himself'; this collection, however, insistently reveals his pet phrases and anecdotes. Delightful in small doses, but too intense to be consumed in a single sitting." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

For the first time, all of Harrison's food writing is available in one volume. Any reader of Harrison's fiction is struck by the love for food, wine, and other sensual pleasures that permeates it--and anyone who has read his essays and journalism has encountered a food critic unlike any other: unpretentious, witty, and unabashedly passionate.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Prologue: The 10,000-Calorie Diet 7
Eat or Die 15
Meals of Peace and Restoration 21
Hunger, Real and Unreal 27
When and Now 32
Consciousness Dining 38
The Tugboats of Costa Rice 43
Midrange Road Kill 49
The Panic Hole 54
Piggies Come to Market 59
The Fast 64
What Have We Done with the Thighs? 71
The Days of Wine and Pig Hocks 76
One Foot in the Grave 82
Just Before Dark 88
Cooking Your Life 94
Ignoring Columbus 100
Eating Close to the Ground 105
Return of the Native, or Lighten Up 110
Let's Get Lost 115
Principles 120
The Last Best Place? 125
The Morality of Food 130
Contact 135
Coming to Our Senses 140
Walking the San Pedro 145
Back Home 150
Repulsion and Grace 155
Outlaw Cook 160
Unmentionable Cuisine 166
Heart Food in L.A. 171
Fresh Southern Air 176
Borderlands 181
Versions of Reality 186
Thirty-three Angles on Eating French 193
Wild Creatures: A Correspondence with Gerard Oberle 210
American Food Journal 242
Wine 259
Meatballs 264
Epilogue: A Huge Hunger in Paris 267

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802116987
Subtitle:
Adventures of a Roving Gourmand
Author:
Harrison, Jim
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
Food writers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
52/2001
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.34x6.31x.99 in. 1.18 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. Tom's Big Dinners: Big-Time Home... Used Hardcover $9.95
  3. I'm Just Here for the Food: Food +... Used Hardcover $6.95
  4. Essentials of Cooking Used Hardcover $5.50
  5. Comfort Me with Apples: More... Used Hardcover $4.50
  6. Vegetables
    Used Book Club Hardcover $5.95

Related Subjects


Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » General

The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.50 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802116987 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A rumination on the unholy trinity of sex, death and food, this long-awaited collection of gastronomic essays reads like the love child of M.F.K. Fisher and James Thorne on acid. Harrison...writes with a passion for language equal to his passion for good food....Harrison's palate, while refined, is refreshingly earthy....Equally recommended for the literary crowd and armchair cooks (although perhaps not for vegetarians)."
"Review" by , "It is impossible to pigeonhole this collection of essays — they are about hunting and cooking, eating and drinking, and are written in a style that is simultaneously sophisticated and earthy....Most of us will never be lucky enough to share a meal with this 'roving gourmand,' but this volume provides a satisfying alternative. An essential purchase for all literary and culinary essay collections."
"Review" by , "Jim Harrison is the...best food writer. Better even than John Thorne. Or Richard Olney. Or Jeffrey Steingarten. Or Ruth Reichl. All of whom are tremendous food writers....Harrison?s writing about food is truly a labor of love. He speaks from the heart, not the head. Or rather, from the gut."
"Review" by , "The author claims to be victim of 'one of a writer's neuroses — not to want to repeat himself'; this collection, however, insistently reveals his pet phrases and anecdotes. Delightful in small doses, but too intense to be consumed in a single sitting."
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, all of Harrison's food writing is available in one volume. Any reader of Harrison's fiction is struck by the love for food, wine, and other sensual pleasures that permeates it--and anyone who has read his essays and journalism has encountered a food critic unlike any other: unpretentious, witty, and unabashedly passionate.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.