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Fried Butter: A Food Memoir

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Clever and witty."—Chicago Tribune

"The writing is offbeat, achieving the trick of seeming at once grounded and untethered. . . . Elemental acuity and the burlesque combine here to delicious effect."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"A joyous revelry in good food even when the memories evoked are bittersweet."—USA Today

"Mixes humor and wisdom. . . . Full of piquant philosophical asides and fascinating culinary lore."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Opincar’s bites-of-passage are ruefully funny."—The New York Times Book Review

Foods, flavors, textures, aromas are like memories for Abe Opincar. He remembers leaving his wife the night he baked chicken, being criticized by French hosts for not properly eating ripe peaches with a knife and a fork, eggs sunny side up and first sex, cornmeal mush and his dotty aunt, garlic and his father’s love. We might look at a photograph or memento. Opincar’s recollections are summoned by food.

His life in California, Kyoto, Jerusalem, Paris, Istanbul and Tijuana is all called up by flavors that bring back the moments and places and people he broke bread with and loved. What’s recalled and savored is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, or insightful and poignant, but it is always witty and penetrating and wholly beguiling. We eat what we are. Food is life, and Opincar relishes it.

Abe Opincar has published countless articles and writes for The San Diego Reader and Gourmet. He lives in Southern California and New York.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review:

"[A] short, intense memoir....The writing is offbeat, achieving the trick of seeming at once grounded and untethered....Elemental acuity and burlesque combine here to delicious effect." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"[E]vocative....While each group of memories forms an interconnected chapter, the volume lacks an overall structure, sometimes seeming as if the stories were picked at random. Despite this slight drawback, the book is a charming read and a nice addition to the world of food writing." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Opincar's remarkable ability to communicate these sensory experiences simply and realistically makes this book worthwhile reading....There are a host of oddments to glean from this memoir." Mark Knoblauch, Booklist

Review:

"Some of Opincar's bites-of-passage vignettes are ruefully funny....More often, though, a wistful gloom prevails....An aroma of elegy wafts from his memoir, creating moments of quiet mourning..." Rand Richards Cooper, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Food is life, and Opincar relishes it in this food memoir that brings back the moments and people he broke bread with and loved. The author's memories are joined to food, with references to eggs sunny-side up and first sex, cornmeal mush and his dotty aunt, garlic and his father's love.

Synopsis:

You Eat What You Are Abe Opincar?s memories are joined to food. The rest of us measure our lives in days, hours, minutes, in milestones, achievements, and losses sustained. He remembers leaving his wife the night he baked chicken, being roundly criticized by French hosts for not properly eating ripe peaches with a knife and fork. Also eggs sunny-side up and first sex, cornmeal mush and his dotty aunt, garlic and his father?s love. We refer to clocks, calendars, address books, photographs, and objects we?ve invested with sentiment. Opincar?s references are to beer, saffron, aguardiente, limes, Ibarra chocolate, foie gras, and yams. His life in California, Kyoto, Jerusalem, Paris, Istanbul, and Tijuana is called up by flavors that bring back the moments and places and people he broke bread with and loved. Even the experiences of others are marked by dishes and drinks, fruits and vegetables. What?s recalled and savored is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, or insightful and poignant, but it is always witty and penetrating and wholly beguiling. We eat what we are. Food is life, and Opincar relishes it.

About the Author

Abe Opincar has published countless articles and writes regularly for The San Diego Reader. He lives in southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569473344
Subtitle:
A Food Memoir
Author:
Opincar, Abe
Publisher:
Soho Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Cookery, International
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Opincar, Abe
Subject:
General Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
GTR-548
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
150
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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Product details 150 pages Soho Press - English 9781569473344 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] short, intense memoir....The writing is offbeat, achieving the trick of seeming at once grounded and untethered....Elemental acuity and burlesque combine here to delicious effect."
"Review" by , "[E]vocative....While each group of memories forms an interconnected chapter, the volume lacks an overall structure, sometimes seeming as if the stories were picked at random. Despite this slight drawback, the book is a charming read and a nice addition to the world of food writing."
"Review" by , "Opincar's remarkable ability to communicate these sensory experiences simply and realistically makes this book worthwhile reading....There are a host of oddments to glean from this memoir."
"Review" by , "Some of Opincar's bites-of-passage vignettes are ruefully funny....More often, though, a wistful gloom prevails....An aroma of elegy wafts from his memoir, creating moments of quiet mourning..."
"Synopsis" by , Food is life, and Opincar relishes it in this food memoir that brings back the moments and people he broke bread with and loved. The author's memories are joined to food, with references to eggs sunny-side up and first sex, cornmeal mush and his dotty aunt, garlic and his father's love.
"Synopsis" by , You Eat What You Are Abe Opincar?s memories are joined to food. The rest of us measure our lives in days, hours, minutes, in milestones, achievements, and losses sustained. He remembers leaving his wife the night he baked chicken, being roundly criticized by French hosts for not properly eating ripe peaches with a knife and fork. Also eggs sunny-side up and first sex, cornmeal mush and his dotty aunt, garlic and his father?s love. We refer to clocks, calendars, address books, photographs, and objects we?ve invested with sentiment. Opincar?s references are to beer, saffron, aguardiente, limes, Ibarra chocolate, foie gras, and yams. His life in California, Kyoto, Jerusalem, Paris, Istanbul, and Tijuana is called up by flavors that bring back the moments and places and people he broke bread with and loved. Even the experiences of others are marked by dishes and drinks, fruits and vegetables. What?s recalled and savored is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, or insightful and poignant, but it is always witty and penetrating and wholly beguiling. We eat what we are. Food is life, and Opincar relishes it.
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