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Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater

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Publisher Comments:

“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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307493873
Subtitle:
Further Adventures of a Happy Eater
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Trillin, Calvin
Author:
Calvin Trillin
Subject:
Humor : Topic - Family
Subject:
Cooking : Essays
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Sale Adult - Cooking / Wine
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
Humor-Family
Subject:
Humor : Topic - Marriage & Family
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061226
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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