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Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth

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ISBN13: 9780811847728
ISBN10: 0811847721
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Tucker Shaw is a man who loves to eat. And for 365 days, from January 1 to December 31st, he has photographed every nibble, entrée, side dish, and snack, every slice of birthday cake, poached egg, mango pavlova, and bacon cheeseburger. Everything I Ate is Tucker's personal homage to food, and in a culture where food is so often the enemy, where so many of us seek to suppress our appetites and conceal our guilty pleasures, this curiously intimate food diary is an out-and-out celebration of the joys of eating.

Arranged in chronological order and featuring short captions including date, time, food, place, and any company enjoyed, the photographs reveal one man's rituals and patterns (he has a brief love affair with a morning brioche, but it is his midnight bowl of cereal that really stands by him in the end). What exactly does this food play-by-play prove? The simple truth that personal data is extraordinarily universal. Here is a tribute to the ways in which food sustains us, connects us, and makes us human. With 2500 color images packed into nearly 500 pages (and too many calories to count), Everything I Ate is a fast-paced ride through one man's year-long culinary adventure.

Review:

"Shaw likes cold cereal. Bananas, oatmeal, ice cream, Popsicles, trail mix and brioches also figure prominently in this peculiar illustrated chronicle of every food Shaw tasted in 2004. Everything. In a gustatory form of navel-gazing for the new century, Shaw snapped a photo before taking a bite of anything from fine dining to his almost nightly bowl of cereal, and has assembled the pictures in order by day, creating both a dizzying collection of the copious food available to the contemporary urban dweller (Shaw lives in New York) and a delectable look into one man's life. Many of the pictures are small and hard to discern, many hunger inducing, some unpalatable. Each is accompanied by a brief description telling when, where and with whom the food was consumed (for take-out, Shaw also usually notes the restaurant the food is from). Some foods are photographed in front of the television or a newspaper; some include a hand or other errant body part. Certainly not for everyone, this daily repast is mundane and repetitive, yet holds genuine appeal for foodies, current and former New Yorkers in love with the city's dining pleasures, and those who just find the quirky habits of others intriguing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Tucker Shaw has been a life-long fan of food — shopping for it, cooking it, and especially eating it. He has been a relationship columnist at Alloy.com for several years and is the author of numerous books for young adults. His work has appeared in Gourmet, Marie Claire, Mademoiselle, YM, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New York, where he spends most of his time in restaurants.

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slottybobfoster, August 24, 2010 (view all comments by slottybobfoster)
This book is the most useless piece of crap I have ever seen. The world is a far worse place with Tucker Shaw in it. I couldn't care less what he ate. What a conceited a$$ to think that the whole world needs to know what he eats. I hope he eats a bullet next. Now that would make a good picture.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811847728
Subtitle:
A Year in the Life of My Mouth
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Shaw, Tucker
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Food preferences.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
General Cooking
Publication Date:
20050526
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6.75 x 5.375 x 1 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 496 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811847728 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shaw likes cold cereal. Bananas, oatmeal, ice cream, Popsicles, trail mix and brioches also figure prominently in this peculiar illustrated chronicle of every food Shaw tasted in 2004. Everything. In a gustatory form of navel-gazing for the new century, Shaw snapped a photo before taking a bite of anything from fine dining to his almost nightly bowl of cereal, and has assembled the pictures in order by day, creating both a dizzying collection of the copious food available to the contemporary urban dweller (Shaw lives in New York) and a delectable look into one man's life. Many of the pictures are small and hard to discern, many hunger inducing, some unpalatable. Each is accompanied by a brief description telling when, where and with whom the food was consumed (for take-out, Shaw also usually notes the restaurant the food is from). Some foods are photographed in front of the television or a newspaper; some include a hand or other errant body part. Certainly not for everyone, this daily repast is mundane and repetitive, yet holds genuine appeal for foodies, current and former New Yorkers in love with the city's dining pleasures, and those who just find the quirky habits of others intriguing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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