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Roger Porter (Posted)
Edited by award-winning restaurant critic Roger Porter (and influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert), Eating Words (W. W. Norton) gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume. Beginning with the taboos of the Old Testament and the tastes of ancient Rome, and including travel essays, polemics, memoirs, and poems, Eating Words includes writings by Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, Bill Buford, Michael Pollan, Molly O’Neill, Calvin Trillin, and Adam Gopnik, along with works by authors not usually associated with gastronomy — Maxine Hong Kingston, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, and David Foster Wallace. Eating Words is a glorious survey of food writing from the classical world to the present.