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Publisher Comments:

Jason Epstein, the legendary editor and publisher of Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, Gore Vidal, and E. L. Doctorow, among many other distinguished writers, and the editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, and Maida Heatter, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life, beginning with his childhood summers in Maine, where his decision to improve upon his grandmother’s chicken pot pie led to a lifetime at the stove.

From the great restaurants of postwar Paris to the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown today; from a New Year’s dinner aboard the old Ile de France with Buster Keaton to an evening at New York’s glamorous “21” restaurant with the dreaded Roy Cohn; from Chinese omelettes with the great Jane Jacobs at the edge of the Arctic Ocean to a lobster dinner with the Mailers on Cape Cod, as well as a warning to examine the chair before you sit down to dinner with W. H. Auden, this delicious book celebrates a lifetime of pleasure in cooking and eating well.

The author agrees with the Greek philosopher Heraclitus that you can never step in the same river twice, that every act is unique and so is every dish. In Jason Epstein’s hands, rather than being presented in the usual rigid formula, recipes unfold as stories that he would tell a friend in stove-side conversation. And as Epstein demonstrates his personal touches in putting a dish together, he inspires his readers to be creative.

A rich and provocative book, Eating will whet the appetites of all who love good food and delightful company.

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Synopsis:

Jason Epstein, legendary publisher of Norman Mailer and Vladimir Nabokov, editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life.

From the great restaurants of postwar Paris to the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown today; from a New Year’s dinner aboard the old Ile de France with Buster Keaton to an evening at New York’s glamorous “21” restaurant with the dreaded Roy Cohn; from Chinese omelettes with the great Jane Jacobs at the edge of the Arctic Ocean to a lobster dinner with the Mailers on Cape Cod, this delicious book celebrates a lifetime of pleasure in cooking and eating well.

About the Author

Jason Epstein is the recipient of many awards, including the National Book Award for Distinguished Service to American Letters. For many years he was editorial director of Random House. He is the author of Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future.

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Table of Contents

Cooking as story telling — The persistence of memory — Summer school — Lunch in a world turned upside down — A backward glance — The owl and the pussycat go to sea in a beautiful French line boat — Ave Homarus Americanus — Why they are called chopsticks — Publishing books with knife and fork — Pinocchio at "21" — Jackie O at Lutce — Adventures with Alice and other great cooks — Two country inns — Last resorts — Why we eat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307273369
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Cooking : Essays
Author:
Epstein, Jason
Author:
Jason Epstein
Subject:
Cooking : General
Subject:
Cooking : Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography-Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101019
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » Ethnic

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Product details 192 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307273369 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Jason Epstein, legendary publisher of Norman Mailer and Vladimir Nabokov, editor of such great chefs and bakers as Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, takes us on a culinary tour through his eventful life.

From the great restaurants of postwar Paris to the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown today; from a New Year’s dinner aboard the old Ile de France with Buster Keaton to an evening at New York’s glamorous “21” restaurant with the dreaded Roy Cohn; from Chinese omelettes with the great Jane Jacobs at the edge of the Arctic Ocean to a lobster dinner with the Mailers on Cape Cod, this delicious book celebrates a lifetime of pleasure in cooking and eating well.

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