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Feeding a Yen: Savoring Local Specialities, from Kansas City to Cuzco

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Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the "continental cuisine" palaces he used to refer to as La Maison de la Casa House — nor of their successors, the trendy spots he calls "sleepy-time restaurants, where everything is served on a bed of something else." What he treasures is the superb local specialty. And he will go anywhere to find one.

As it happens, some of Trillin's favorite dishes — pimientos de Padrón in northern Spain, for instance, or pan bagnat in Nice or posole in New Mexico — can't be found anywhere but in their place of origin. Those dishes are on his Register of Frustration and Deprivation. "On gray afternoons, I go over it," he writes, "like a miser who is both tantalizing and tormenting himself by poring over a list of people who owe him money." On brighter afternoons, he calls his travel agent.

Trillin shares charming and funny tales of managing to have another go at, say, fried marlin in Barbados or the barbecue of his boyhood in Kansas City. Sometimes he returns with yet another listing for his Register — as when he travels to Ecuador for ceviche, only to encounter fanesca, a soup so difficult to make that it "should appear on an absolutely accurate menu as Potage Labor Intensive."

We join the hunt for the authentic fish taco. We tag along on the "boudin blitzkrieg" in the part of Louisiana where people are accustomed to buying boudin and polishing it off in the parking lot or in their cars ("Cajun boudin not only doesn't get outside the state, it usually doesn't even get home"). In New York, we follow Trillin as he roams Queens with the sort of people who argue about where to find the finest Albanian burek and as he tries to use a glorious local specialty, the New York bagel, to lure his daughters back from California ("I understand that in some places out there if you buy a dozen wheat-germ bagels you get your choice of a bee-pollen bagel or a ginseng bagel free").

Feeding a Yen is a delightful reminder of why New York magazine called Calvin Trillin "our funniest food writer."

Synopsis:

Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the "continental cuisine" palaces. What he treasures is the superb local specialty, from Cajun boudin in Louisiana to pimientos de Padron in northern Spain. The result is this book of antic eating adventures, by a writer described as being "to food writing what Chaplin was to film acting."

Synopsis:

In a witty compilation of eating adventures around the world, the best-selling author of American Fried chronicles his search for great meals in different locales, from posole in northern New Mexico or pan bagnat in Nice to ceviche in Ecuador or a Greenwich Village restaurant offering some nine hundred items on its menu. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

Calvin Trillin has been a fixture at The New Yorker since 1963. His books on eating — American Fried; Alice, Let's Eat; and Third Helpings — are classics. He is also known for his more serious nonfiction books, such as Remembering Denny and Killings, for his humorous commentary, and for his comic novels, most recently Tepper Isn't Going Out.

Table of Contents

1. Magic Bagel — 2. Pepper Chase — 3. The Frying Game — 4. Magic Sandwich — 5. Desperately Seeking Ceviche — 6. New Grub Streets — 7. Missing Links — 8. Chinatown, Chinatown — 9. The Red and the White — 10. Posole Dreams — 11. Don't Mention It — 12. A Very Short History of the Fish Taco — 13. Barbecue and Home — 14. Grandfather Knows Best.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588362971
Subtitle:
Savoring Local Specialities, from Kansas City to Cuzco
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Trillin, Calvin
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Trillin, Calvin
Subject:
Cookery, American
Subject:
Cooking-Essays
Subject:
Cooking : Essays
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Cooking : Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Travel : United States - General
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
197

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"Synopsis" by , Calvin Trillin has never been a champion of the "continental cuisine" palaces. What he treasures is the superb local specialty, from Cajun boudin in Louisiana to pimientos de Padron in northern Spain. The result is this book of antic eating adventures, by a writer described as being "to food writing what Chaplin was to film acting."
"Synopsis" by , In a witty compilation of eating adventures around the world, the best-selling author of American Fried chronicles his search for great meals in different locales, from posole in northern New Mexico or pan bagnat in Nice to ceviche in Ecuador or a Greenwich Village restaurant offering some nine hundred items on its menu. 50,000 first printing.
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