Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales

Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales

by Kathy Biehl
Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales

Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales

by Kathy Biehl



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Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales serves up a tasting tour of joys, quirks, and questionable behavior that food and drink inspire. From Houston's burgeoning culinary landscape to late-night revelry in Britain and Barcelona to a Hell's Kitchen TV studio, the tales capture a way of life we take for granted no longer, when people freely gathered at tables and counters, shared food, raised glasses, and partook of drama and laughter and magic.

Award-winning commentary explores the staying power of food memories, the non-rational but abiding appeal of junk food, and the complexities of dinner parties and dining alone. The collection also chronicles antics in bars and spectacular shortfalls in customer service, from both sides of the kitchen door (including shenanigans at the Dallas cantina that pioneered the margarita machine); arch an eyebrow at pretentious foodies, over-hyped restaurants, market researchers, and appalling entertainment; and take delight in generosity, from simple gestures to once-in-a-lifetime extravagance.

Beneath the wit and intricate, often outrageous detail is an intelligent, deeply personal understanding of the larger role that food and drink play beyond nutrition, which the author developed during 30 years of reviewing restaurants in Houston and New York and covering the specialty food industry nationally.

"She proves that writing about food doesn't have to be so darn serious. I wish it could all be this fun." -- Sue Reddel, Food Travelist

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162235927
Publisher: 9th House
Publication date: 09/13/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Kathy Biehl spent some 30 years covering food, drink, and the behaviors they inspire. For more than a decade she reviewed restaurants for The Houston Business Journal, Houston Press, Time Out New York (including its first dining guide), and a slew of online directories and guides. She contributed cover stories to Houston's dining magazine My Table and wrote the food news column for the doctor's travel and leisure magazine Diversion and the legal research journal She is the editrix and primary writer of the zine Ladies' Fetish & Taboo Society Compendium of Urban Anthropology and its companion blogs. Her food writing has won awards from the Association of Food Journalists and Houston Press Club, as well as the title Pseudo-Food X Pert, from a review subject she'd caught impersonating a competitor.
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