Between Bites: Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist / Edition 1

Between Bites: Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist / Edition 1

by James Villas
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Between Bites: Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist / Edition 1

Praise for Between Bites Memoirs of a Hungry Hedonist

"An incredible journey of gastronomy by one of America's greatest journalists. Wow!"—Chef Emeril Lagasse

"For anyone interested in disciplined hedonism, this gripping book reminds us where real style comes from and how it is sustained."—Jeremiah Tower

"This is a wonderful book for all to cherish and enjoy—those who love gloriously meticulous writing, wit, the joy of good food from French to Southern, the love of friends who truly accept them, and the pleasure of dispute, which I intend to keep doing with Jimmy as long as he will let me. Bravo!"—Barbara Kafka

"The more stubborn, persnickety, demanding, and shocking Jim Villas's opinions become in his memoirs, the funnier, more informed, and commonsensical they seem. His appetite for the good life has never flagged, and his ability to convey the highs and lows of dining out makes this book as tantalizing as a mess of spiced crabs. Like A. J. Liebling and Waverley Root, Jim Villas is not really a food writer but a great writer who revels in the joy of living well."—John Mariani

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471448273
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/05/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: I've Seen the Elephant.

Chapter One: From Grits to Gaul.

Chapter Two: Hungry for New Horizons.

Chapter Three: Learning to Break the Rules.

Chapter Four: Lost in Puff Pastry.

Chapter Five: Born to Serve.

Chapter Six: How to Tame a Wolf.

Chapter Seven: An Appetite for Risk.

Chapter Eight: Never Enough Caviar.

Chapter Nine: My Master Class.

Chapter Ten: One Chromosome Away from Happiness.

Chapter Eleven: Bocuse and Me.

Chapter Twelve: Dubious Lessons from a Hired Belly.

Chapter Thirteen: Feasting with Giants.

Chapter Fourteen: In the End is the Beginning.

Epilogue: An Optimistic Rebel.



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