How to Eat a Lobster: And Other Edible Enigmas Explained

How to Eat a Lobster: And Other Edible Enigmas Explained

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How to Eat a Lobster: And Other Edible Enigmas Explained by Ashley Blom, Lucy Engelman

Learn the answers to modern food and etiquette questions with this beautifully illustrated gift book.

For adventurous foodies everywhere, How to Eat a Lobster is the perfect handbook for handling every tricky dining situation you can imagine (and a few you can’t) with grace, style, and minimal splatter. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, you’ll learn the answers to 50 food-related questions you’ve been afraid to ask. (What do you do when crawfish arrive? Twist and snap off the head. Peel the tail and pull out the meat. Then suck the juices from the head. Seriously: you’re supposed to!)

Equal parts cheat sheet and cheerleader, How to Eat a Lobster not only shows you how to open a coconut—it shows you that you can!

Topics include:
How to Eat Crawfish
How to Eat Raw Oysters
How to Eat Escargots
How to Open a Coconut
How to Slice a Mango
How to Use Chopsticks
How to Hold a Wineglass
How to Use Bread as a Utensil
How to Eat Sushi
How to Recover from a Tongue Burn
And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594749216
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 647,645
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ashley Blom is a food writer and blogger in Austin, Texas. She’s been featured in Buzzfeed, the Emerson ReviewFamilyFun, Blast Bombshell online, the Brattleboro Reformer, and more. She blogs at Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine and Forking UpLucy Engelman is a freelance illustrator in Michigan. Her work has appeared everywhere from Bon Appétit to DesignSponge.

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TRICKY TECHNIQUES
How to Eat a Whole Fish
How to Eat a Lobster
How to Eat Crawfish
How to Eat Raw Oysters
How to Eat Escargots
How to Eat Bugs
How to Eat Asparagus
How to Eat an Artichoke
How to Slice an Avocado
How to Open a Coconut
How to Pick Out Ripe Fruit
How to Eat Edamame
How to Eat Kohlrabi
How to Slice a Mango
How to Eat a Papaya
How to Eat a Pomegranate
How to Eat a Rambutan
How to Eat Kumquats
How to Go Nuts
How to Eat Durian
How to Carve a Chicken
How to Eat a Quail
How to Eat Pigs’ Feet
How to Eat a Pig’s Head

ETIQUETTE ENIGMAS
How to Use the Correct Fork
How to Use Chopsticks
How to Taste Cheese
How to Eat Noodle
How to Sip Soup
How to Hold a Wineglass
How to Taste Wine
How to Make a Toast
How to Drink Tea
How to Use Bread as a Utensil
How to Eat Sushi
How to Tip
How to Decide Who Pays the Bill
How to Order from the Menu
How to Excuse Yourself from the Table

FOODIE FIXES
How to Eat Something Spicy
How to Eat Something Messy
How to Pace Yourself When Drinking
How to Stay Vegetarian at a Barbecue
How to Stick to Your Diet at a Party
How to Fix Bad Breath
How to Handle Beans
How to Taste Something You Hate
How to Recover from a Tongue Burn
How to Send Food Back
How to Stop Yourself from Choking

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Tricky Techniques

How to Eat a Whole Fish 12

How to Eat a Lobster 16

How to Eat Crawfish 21

How to Eat Raw Oysters 24

How to Eat Escargots 26

How to Eat Bugs 28

How to Eat Asparagus 30

How to Eat an Artichoke 32

How to Slice an Avocado 34

How to Open a Coconut 38

How to Pick Out Ripe Fruit 42

How to Eat Edamame 44

How to Eat Kohlrabi 46

How to Slice a Mango 48

How to Eat a Papaya 51

How to Eat a Pomegranate 53

How to Eat a Rambutan 55

How to Eat Kumquats 58

How to Go Nuts 60

How to Eat Durian 66

How to Carve a Chicken 68

How to Eat a Quail 71

How to Eat Pigs' Feet 73

How to Eat a Pig's Head 75

Etiquette Enigmas

How to Use the Correct Fork 80

How to Use Chopsticks 84

How to Taste Cheese 86

How to Eat Noodles 90

How to Sip Soup 92

How to Hold a Wineglass 95

How to Taste Wine 98

How to Make a Toast 101

How to Drink Tea 104

How to Use Bread as a Utensil 106

How to Eat Sushi 108

How to Tip 111

How to Decide Who Pays the Bill 114

How to Order from the Menu 116

How to Excuse Yourself from the Table 120

Foodie Fixes

How to Eat Something Spicy 126

How to Eat Something Messy 127

How to Pace Yourself When Drinking 129

How to Stay Vegetarian at a Barbecue 132

How to Stick to Your Diet at a Party 135

How to Fix Bad Breath 138

How to Handle Beans 140

How to Taste Something You Hate 142

How to Recover from a Tongue Burn 144

How to Send Food Back 146

How to Stop Yourself from Choking 148

Resources 150

About the Authors 154

About the Illustrator 155

Index 156

Acknowledgements 160

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