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Secret Ingredients - The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink: Unabridged Selections-logo

Secret Ingredients - The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink: Unabridged Selections

David Remnick

Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker-literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M.F.K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing on food and drink, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste. There are memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems-ranging in tone from sweet to sour and in subject from soup to nuts. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," while John McPhee valiantly trails an inveterate forager and is rewarded with stewed persimmons and white-pine-needle tea. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet for still more peculiar reasons. Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for, and Calvin Trillin investigates whether people can actually taste the difference between red wine and white. We journey with Susan Orlean as she distills the essence of Cuba in the story of a single restaurant, and with Judith Thurman as she investigates the arcane practices of Japan's tofu masters. Closer to home, Joseph Mitchell celebrates the old New York tradition of the beefsteak dinner, and Mark Singer shadows the city' s foremost fisherman-chef. Selected from the magazine's plentiful larder, Secret Ingredients celebrates all forms of gustatory delight.

Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker-literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M.F.K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing on food and drink, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste. There are memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems-ranging in tone from sweet to sour and in subject from soup to nuts. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," while John McPhee valiantly trails an inveterate forager and is rewarded with stewed persimmons and white-pine-needle tea. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet for still more peculiar reasons. Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for, and Calvin Trillin investigates whether people can actually taste the difference between red wine and white. We journey with Susan Orlean as she distills the essence of Cuba in the story of a single restaurant, and with Judith Thurman as she investigates the arcane practices of Japan's tofu masters. Closer to home, Joseph Mitchell celebrates the old New York tradition of the beefsteak dinner, and Mark Singer shadows the city' s foremost fisherman-chef. Selected from the magazine's plentiful larder, Secret Ingredients celebrates all forms of gustatory delight.
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Since its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker-literally. As the home of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M.F.K. Fisher, who practically invented American food writing, the magazine established a tradition that is carried forward today by irrepressible literary gastronomes, including Calvin Trillin, Bill Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, in this indispensable collection, The New Yorker dishes up a feast of delicious writing on food and drink, seasoned with a generous dash of cartoons. Whether you're in the mood for snacking on humor pieces and cartoons or for savoring classic profiles of great chefs and great eaters, these offerings, from every age of The New Yorker's fabled eighty-year history, are sure to satisfy every taste. There are memoirs, short stories, tell-alls, and poems-ranging in tone from sweet to sour and in subject from soup to nuts. M.F.K. Fisher pays homage to "cookery witches," those mysterious cooks who possess "an uncanny power over food," while John McPhee valiantly trails an inveterate forager and is rewarded with stewed persimmons and white-pine-needle tea. There is Roald Dahl's famous story "Taste," in which a wine snob's palate comes in for some unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes's ingenious tale of a lifelong gourmand who goes on a very peculiar diet for still more peculiar reasons. Adam Gopnik asks if French cuisine is done for, and Calvin Trillin investigates whether people can actually taste the difference between red wine and white. We journey with Susan Orlean as she distills the essence of Cuba in the story of a single restaurant, and with Judith Thurman as she investigates the arcane practices of Japan's tofu masters. Closer to home, Joseph Mitchell celebrates the old New York tradition of the beefsteak dinner, and Mark Singer shadows the city' s foremost fisherman-chef. Selected from the magazine's plentiful larder, Secret Ingredients celebrates all forms of gustatory delight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

6h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:43