The Book of Eating

Adventures in Professional Gluttony

by Adam Platt

On Sale: 11/12/2019

The Book of Eating

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The Book of Eating

Adventures in Professional Gluttony

by Adam Platt

On Sale: 11/12/2019

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About the Book

A wildly hilarious and irreverent memoir of a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal by one of our most influential and respected food critics

As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn’t have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance—“a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking”—he learned that “if you’re interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one."

From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, “a professional glutton.”

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Critical Praise

“Gastronomes and fans of Platt will savor this behind-the-scenes look at real life as a restaurant critic in the big city.” - Publishers Weekly

“A candid, entertaining look at an often bizarre new gustatory landscape.” - Kirkus Reviews

“...[An] entertaining and honest account of restaurant journalism, and a life worth exploring.” - Booklist

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062293541
  • ISBN 10: 0062293540
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 11/12/2019
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
  • BISAC2 : TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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