The book of eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

A wildly hilarious and irreverent memoir of a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal by one of our most influential and respected food critics

As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn't have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance--"a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking"--he learned that "if you're interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one."

From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, "a professional glutton."

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID5b962c96-0b01-45bf-9188-c86b07eb5e4f
Grouping Titlebook of eating adventures in professional gluttony
Grouping Authorplatt adam
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-12 03:48:01AM
Last Indexed2019-12-12 06:33:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAdam Platt
author_displayAdam Platt
detailed_location_louisvilleBoulder Main NEW Adult Non-Fiction
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description"As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn't have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance--"a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking"--he learned that "if you're interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one." From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, "a professional glutton."--Amazon.
format_category_louisvilleBooks
eBook
format_louisvilleBook
eBook
id5b962c96-0b01-45bf-9188-c86b07eb5e4f
isbn9780062293541
9780062293565
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b29257153.i44957701Boulder Main NEW Adult Non-Fiction641.5092 Platt1falsefalseDue Dec 14, 2019bmnfx
overdrive:4966f33a-bf10-439c-980b-c6160f5a1548-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
itype_louisvillehardcover book
last_indexed2019-12-12T13:33:53.642Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_time_since_added_louisville2 Months
Month
Quarter
Six Months
Year
primary_isbn9780062293541
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b29257153BookBooksEnglishEcco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]xi, 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
overdrive:4966f33a-bf10-439c-980b-c6160f5a1548eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2019
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_louisville
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b29257153.i44957701Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
overdrive:4966f33a-bf10-439c-980b-c6160f5a1548-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetAutobiographies
Food writers -- Biography
Platt, Adam
title_displayThe book of eating : adventures in professional gluttony
title_fullThe Book of Eating Adventures in Professional Gluttony
The book of eating : adventures in professional gluttony / Adam Platt
title_shortThe book of eating
title_subAdventures in Professional Gluttony
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Cooking & Food
Food writers
Nonfiction
Platt, Adam
Travel