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In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of something decent to eat. Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d'oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel (just in case). And though Alice has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day, on the road she proves to be a serious eater-despite seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation. Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin a classic American humorist.

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"One of the most brilliant humorists of our times... Trillin is guaranteed good reading." Charleston Post and Courier

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"Read Trillin and laugh out loud." Time

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Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami.

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Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language.

- New York magazine

In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of something decent to eat. Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d' oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel ( just in case ). And though Alice has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day, on the road she proves to be a serious eater- despite seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation. Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin a classic American humorist.

One of the most brilliant humorists of our times . . . Trillin is guaranteed good reading.

- Charleston Post and Courier

Read Trillin and laugh out loud.

- Time

About the Author

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963. He lives in New York.

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Jean Feingold, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jean Feingold)
Calvin Trillin is a man who plans his vacations and perhaps even his life around food. He seems to be acquainted with the best versions of the best dishes available everywhere in the world. The Alice of the title is his late (and definitely lamented) wife with whom he shared many of the meals written about here. Alice was sort of a conscience for Calvin, stifling a few of his most over the top excesses of consumption. Yet she too shared his love of food and of talking about it.

For Trillin, food is entertainment as well as sustenance. He writes amusingly of the "suffering" of lawyers in Omaha because of its lack of food savvy and his difficulty in finding Dungeness crab in Alaska. While the people he talks about are delightful, the meals are the meat of the book. If you're traveling to any place he mentions, it would be wise to follow his guidance on where and what to eat. And even if you're staying home, food lovers will enjoy reading "Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater."

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812978063
Author:
Trillin, Calvin
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Trillin, Calvin
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Sale Adult - Cooking / Wine
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.44 in. .32 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812978063 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the most brilliant humorists of our times... Trillin is guaranteed good reading."
"Review" by , "Read Trillin and laugh out loud."
"Synopsis" by , Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami.
"Synopsis" by , Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language.

- New York magazine

In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of something decent to eat. Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d' oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel ( just in case ). And though Alice has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day, on the road she proves to be a serious eater- despite seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation. Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin a classic American humorist.

One of the most brilliant humorists of our times . . . Trillin is guaranteed good reading.

- Charleston Post and Courier

Read Trillin and laugh out loud.

- Time

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