Also that he has a discerning palate. It was informative about these restaurants and their fare, but the book lacked enough of a story to keep my interest. He loved good food, as you could tell from looking at him, and he loved good company just as much. But my favorites are the ones which focus on single foods, like the peppercorn, the giant grapefruit from Texas, and the white asparagus of Germany. But I wasn't seduced, I've got lots of books to read, my attention wandered, and that's that.
Unfortunately for me, I don't live in or often travel to those places. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He's an excellent writer, an enthusiastic eater, and a lover of people, history, and travel. That said, even if they don't, his writing inspires you to want to travel and find your own hidden gems in countries new to you. Surf over to the site! Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. I'll have more to say about this gently rollicking collection, and some excerpts too.
He's enthusiastic about everything, but still honest, never cutting. Each of the more than fifty essays recount extraordinary meals and little-known facts, of some of the world's most excellent foods from the origin of an ingredient in a dish, to its history, to the vivid personalitiesincluding Apple's wife, Betseywho cook, serve and eat those dishes. This classic collection of food writing from one of The New York Times's most renowned writers deserves to be on the shelf-or kitchen table or in the travel bag-of each and every foodie. The essay on marmalade explores references from medieval manuscripts, the competitive struggles of family-owned enterprises, and the very best home recipes. I don't even know how to rate it, because I read so little of it. He attacked his food, his wine, his travel, his writing with gusto and joy.
Maybe they are better read one at a time, once a week. Each starts with a short intro - and then reads like a menu. Johnny was a bon vivant in every sense. Taken together as a menu degustation, the full magnificence of this erudite explorer emerges. Each chapter is a stand alone article, and the articles are grouped by geographic region Europe, Southeast Asia, U. Taken together as a menu degustation, the full magnificence of this erudite explorer emerges.
His constant, big, bearish generosity and delight in people came through everything he wrote. I hope that anyone with a hedonistic appetite for life, learning, flavor, places, people, and passion will keep this book by their bedside for a nightly feeding and smile. Apple, the well respected Times food writer. No one should sit down and plow through this whole book. Apple, known as Johnny to one and all, way too young, at 71. It helps that Apple is a fabulous wordsmith.
C, where he died in 2006. This classic collection of food writing from one of The New York Times' most renowned writers deserves to be on the shelf -- or kitchen table or in the travel bag -- of each and every foodie. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Fisher and Calvin Trillin on the bookshelf. So, this book fell flat for me. Well-marketed to the point it was hard to find, this is a collection of the food articles written by R. Not all of the essays really interested me but each was well-written, interesting, and optimistic in tone.
Far Flung and Well Fedis the best of legendary Timesreporter Apple's food writing from America, England, Europe, Asia and Australia. Apple Number Of Pages 432 pages Format Hardcover Publication Date 2009-09-29 Language English Publisher St. Exploring the story of dishes from around the globe, this is a phenomenal example of food and travel writing at their best. Read most of the day just to finish it and get on to the next book in the pile. .
Good: A book that has been read but is in good condition. Collects food essays on topics ranging from soft-shelled crab and wild morels to the fresh fish of Venice and the street food of Vietnam. This book was probably a casualty of my schedule. Each of the more than fifty essays recount extraordinary meals and little-known facts, of some of the world's most excellent foods —from the origin of an ingredient in a dish, to its history, to the vivid personalities—including Apple's wife, Betsey—who cook, serve and eat those dishes. The essays should be savored one at a time, and I love having a nice read with a glass of wine when the day is winding down.
He lived with his wife Betsey in Washington, D. But the role he was most passionate about was food anthro pologist. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Apple covered wars, elections, food and travel for the Times for over 40 years and was a judge for the James Beard awards, among many other accomplishments. Some of the essays are about expensive restaurants, others about down home foods like cheesesteak and bratwurst. But for now, order it yourself, please, for a treat--and for a reminder, as with Gourmet, of what writers at the top of their form can do when given the time and space to satisfy their appetites for food and information. But the role he was most passionate about was food anthropologist.
So, this book fell flat for me. Far Flung and Well Fed is a classic collection of food writing— lively, warm and rich with a sense of place and taste—and deserves to join the works of A. Maybe they are better read one at a time, once a week. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Johnny discovers delicacies worldwide, yet he writes convincingly when a region or restaurant specialty falls short of his superior culinary experience. This classic collection of food writing from one of The New York Times' most renowned writers deserves to be on the shelf -- or kitchen table or in the travel bag -- of each and every foodie. Far Flung and Well Fed is the best of legendary Times reporter Apple's food writing from America, England, Europe, Asia and Australia.