Food and Booze: Essays and Recipes

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Food and Booze celebrates seven years of delicious writing culled from Tin House’s “Readable Feast” and “Blithe Spirit” departments. The pieces, contributed by some of the finest fiction and nonfiction writers working today, range from the humorous to the lyrical, recipes to rhapsodies, the historic to the personal, and from humble to haute cuisine. All share one common feature: the superb writing readers have come to expect from the magazine, the only literary journal with its...
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Overview


Food and Booze celebrates seven years of delicious writing culled from Tin House’s “Readable Feast” and “Blithe Spirit” departments. The pieces, contributed by some of the finest fiction and nonfiction writers working today, range from the humorous to the lyrical, recipes to rhapsodies, the historic to the personal, and from humble to haute cuisine. All share one common feature: the superb writing readers have come to expect from the magazine, the only literary journal with its own martini recipe.
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Editorial Reviews

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"These essays are pure fun, pure joy, every last honey-colored, 80-proof, diet-be-damned one of them." -Debbie Vankin, The Los Angeles Times
 
"Foodies who like to read have had an abundant year: They've been able to sink their teeth into the likes of David Kamp's The United States of Arugula, Julia Child's My Life in France and, of course, Bill Buford's Heat. Those books are great at capturing food trends and superchefs, but they don't have the personal touch or accessibility of Food & Booze, a collection of 25 pieces harvested from the literary journal Tin House, in which a group of mostly superb authors reflect on the pleasures of cooking, drinking and sitting down to eat." -Kelly McMasters, Time Out New York
 
"This strange, dark, proudly literate collection is a triumph of unapologetic debauchery-after so much prudish, hothouse food writing, Food & Booze is as refreshing as an ice-cold Tin House Martini." -Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia
 
"I opened this neat little volume intending to read about solid, square meals, but then I found myself getting blitzed on absinthe cocktails in Portugal with Elissa Schappell, downing shots of mezcal in a Oaxacan cantina with Mark Statman, and cruising around in Sara Roahen's family car sipping huge travel mugs of brandy and 7-Up (what are these people thinking?). So I can only tell you that the booze half of the book is a blast. And now I'd like to lie down for a while, if you don't mind." -Pete Wells, Food & Wine columnist and winner of five James Beard Awards for writing on food and drink
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977312771
  • Publisher: Tin House Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 818,838
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 5.42 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Wildgen
Michelle Wildgen lives near New York City. Her writing appeared in Best American Food Writing 2004 and Best New American Voices 2004.
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