GUT CHECK: Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Wretched Excess [NOOK Book]

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Dave Barry says: “Bob Morris is funny as hell.” Carl Hiaasen says: “Morris makes me laugh until my teeth hurt.” And in this collection of stories based loosely, very loosely, on a theme of food, Morris entertains with his take on everything from cooking jellyfish, chowing down (reluctantly) on whale meat, eating mangoes in the shower and dining on airplanes to his quest for the world's best conch fritter and the perfect bartender.
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Overview

Dave Barry says: “Bob Morris is funny as hell.” Carl Hiaasen says: “Morris makes me laugh until my teeth hurt.” And in this collection of stories based loosely, very loosely, on a theme of food, Morris entertains with his take on everything from cooking jellyfish, chowing down (reluctantly) on whale meat, eating mangoes in the shower and dining on airplanes to his quest for the world's best conch fritter and the perfect bartender.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013111226
  • Publisher: Story Farm Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 313,693
  • File size: 719 KB

Meet the Author

A former newspaper columnist and magazine editor, Bob Morris has written about food and travel for National Geographic Traveler, Bon Appetit, Islands, Caribbean Travel & Life, Virtuoso Life and numerous other publications. He is also the author of the Zack Chasteen mystery novels set in Florida and the Caribbean. He lives in Winter Park, FL, and teaches creative writing at Rollins College.
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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    A delicious four-course meal! Food, friends, faraway places, and funny.

    Bob Morris calls his new book Gut Check: Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Wretched Excess. I call it the most delicious four-course meal I've had in a long, long time. It's about food, for sure. Sticking with the metaphor that would be the first course. Picture that huge, old dining room table your grandma had that she reserved for special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and visitors from up North. Now imagine it spread from end to end with the mouth-watering, unusual, and sometimes down right weird dishes Bob serves up. Things like black beans and dirty rice, conch fritters and fried Grouper sandwiches sitting right next to swamp cabbage, dried, salted jellyfish and something called goober-rigs. And for those who need to wet their palates, there's Florida whiskey. Really! The second course is right there sitting at grandma's table. They're the people who helped Bob put the menu together. You'll find his book is about relationships just as much as it is food. An inside look at how friends, and the not so friendly can affect our taste buds and our lives. And they are also part of the third course of this meal. For they hail from as many places as the dishes we get a taste of from Bob. Letting us travel to both the popular and back street restaurants, and the dining traditions of Florida and places as distant as Barbados and Vietnam. The fourth course? The one you can always count on when Bob is in the kitchen: dessert. If you don't smile reading this book you may need to be tested for anorexia.

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