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Fork It Over: The Intrepid Adventures of a Professional Eater

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A hilarious series of culinary adventures from GQ's award–winning food critic, ranging from flunking out of the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon to dining and whining with Sharon Stone.

Alan Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other restaurant critic alive. He has reviewed restaurants in almost every Communist country (China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany) and has recklessly indulged his enduring passion for eight–course dinners (plus cheese). All of this attests to his herculean constitution, and to his dedication to food writing.

In Fork It Over, the eight–time winner of the James Beard Award retraces decades of culinary adventuring. In one episode, he reviews a Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan (not known to be a fan of Jewish restaurant critics) and completes the assignment by sneaking into services at the Nation of Islam mosque, where no whites are allowed. In Cuba, he defies government regulations by interviewing starving political dissidents, and then he rewards himself with a lobster lunch at the most expensive restaurant in Havana. He chiffonades his way to a failing grade at the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon, politely endures Sharon Stone's notions of fine dining, and explains why you can't get a good meal in Boston, spurred on by the reckless passion for food that made him "the only soldier he knows who gained weight while in Vietnam" and carried him from his neighborhood burger joint to Le Bernardin.

Alan Richman, once described as the "Indiana Jones of food writers," has won more major awards than any other food writer alive, including a National Magazine Award, eight James Beard Awards for restaurant reviewing, and two James Beard M.F.K. Fisher distinguished writing awards.

The all new cover will emphasize Richman's globetrotting persona and attract a wide audience

Praise for Fork It Over:

"A sharp, rollicking collection of articles documenting Richman's most memorable culinary experiences.... An enjoyable treat full of gastronomic guffaws."

– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Synopsis:

He's sampled pig's tail in Shanghai, veal stew in Djibouti, and fish burgers in Tel Aviv. He's wisecracked his way into Louis Farrakhan's Chicago eatery and flunked out of the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon. From his first pastrami sandwich as a kid in Philadelphia to the jungles of Vietnam (where he was the only soldier he knows who gained weight), and to three-star restaurants in Paris, Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other three food critics combined.

From practical advice (Don't order steak at a seafood restaurant. However, seafood at a steakhouse is never bad.) to tales of the road (interviewing political dissidents in Cuba and, perhaps more dangerous, sharing a candlelit dinner with Sharon Stone), Fork It Over is delicious reading . . . that keeps the reader chuckling (San Francisco Chronicle).

Synopsis:

A hilarious series of culinary adventures from GQ's award-winning food critic, ranging from flunking out of the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon to dining and whining with Sharon Stone.

Alan Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other restaurant critic alive. He has reviewed restaurants in almost every Communist country (China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany) and has recklessly indulged his enduring passion for eight-course dinners (plus cheese). All of this attests to his herculean constitution, and to his dedication to food writing.

In Fork It Over, the eight-time winner of the James Beard Award retraces decades of culinary adventuring. In one episode, he reviews a Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan (not known to be a fan of Jewish restaurant critics) and completes the assignment by sneaking into services at the Nation of Islam mosque, where no whites are allowed. In Cuba, he defies government regulations by interviewing starving political dissidents, and then he rewards himself with a lobster lunch at the most expensive restaurant in Havana. He chiffonades his way to a failing grade at the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon, politely endures Sharon Stone's notions of fine dining, and explains why you can't get a good meal in Boston, spurred on by the reckless passion for food that made him "the only soldier he knows who gained weight while in Vietnam" and carried him from his neighborhood burger joint to Le Bernardin.

Alan Richman, once described as the "Indiana Jones of food writers," has won more major awards than any other food writer alive, including a National Magazine Award, eight James Beard Awards for restaurant reviewing, and two James Beard M.F.K. Fisher distinguished writing awards.

The all new cover will emphasize Richman's globetrotting persona and attract a wide audience

About the Author

Alan Richman is a contributing writer for GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and Bon Appétit, as well as the newly appointed Dean of Food Journalism atthe French Culinary Institute. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Lettie Teague, a wine columnist and editor, and their two dogs, Sophie and Rudy. The dogs love Alan's cooking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060586300
Author:
Richman, Alan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Alan Richman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.77 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , He's sampled pig's tail in Shanghai, veal stew in Djibouti, and fish burgers in Tel Aviv. He's wisecracked his way into Louis Farrakhan's Chicago eatery and flunked out of the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon. From his first pastrami sandwich as a kid in Philadelphia to the jungles of Vietnam (where he was the only soldier he knows who gained weight), and to three-star restaurants in Paris, Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other three food critics combined.

From practical advice (Don't order steak at a seafood restaurant. However, seafood at a steakhouse is never bad.) to tales of the road (interviewing political dissidents in Cuba and, perhaps more dangerous, sharing a candlelit dinner with Sharon Stone), Fork It Over is delicious reading . . . that keeps the reader chuckling (San Francisco Chronicle).

"Synopsis" by , A hilarious series of culinary adventures from GQ's award-winning food critic, ranging from flunking out of the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon to dining and whining with Sharon Stone.

Alan Richman has dined in more unlikely locations and devoured more tasting menus than any other restaurant critic alive. He has reviewed restaurants in almost every Communist country (China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany) and has recklessly indulged his enduring passion for eight-course dinners (plus cheese). All of this attests to his herculean constitution, and to his dedication to food writing.

In Fork It Over, the eight-time winner of the James Beard Award retraces decades of culinary adventuring. In one episode, he reviews a Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan (not known to be a fan of Jewish restaurant critics) and completes the assignment by sneaking into services at the Nation of Islam mosque, where no whites are allowed. In Cuba, he defies government regulations by interviewing starving political dissidents, and then he rewards himself with a lobster lunch at the most expensive restaurant in Havana. He chiffonades his way to a failing grade at the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon, politely endures Sharon Stone's notions of fine dining, and explains why you can't get a good meal in Boston, spurred on by the reckless passion for food that made him "the only soldier he knows who gained weight while in Vietnam" and carried him from his neighborhood burger joint to Le Bernardin.

Alan Richman, once described as the "Indiana Jones of food writers," has won more major awards than any other food writer alive, including a National Magazine Award, eight James Beard Awards for restaurant reviewing, and two James Beard M.F.K. Fisher distinguished writing awards.

The all new cover will emphasize Richman's globetrotting persona and attract a wide audience

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