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

Secret Ingredients - The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink

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, from every age of its fabled eighty-year history. 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. From the Compact Disc edition.

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, from every age of its fabled eighty-year history. 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. From the Compact Disc edition.
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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, from every age of its fabled eighty-year history. 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. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

25h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:52


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:46


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:12


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:24


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:59


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:50


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:52


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:09


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:44


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:49


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:05


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:04


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:56


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:38


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:54


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:16


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:21


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:02


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:50


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:16


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:42


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:46


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:51


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:09


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:21


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:59


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:02


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:59


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:25


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:58


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:05


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:42


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:42


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:33


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:42


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:01


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:25


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:52


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:38


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:12


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:25


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:32


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:25


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:26


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:02


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:21


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:23


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:25


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:37


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:28


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:39


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:25


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:50


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:57


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:08


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:08


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:55


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:01


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:36


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:42


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:39


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:42


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:22


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:34


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:37


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:50


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:54


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:53


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:31


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:15


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:18


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:08


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:26


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:29


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:15


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:58


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:33


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:12


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:37


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:43


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:15


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:12


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:27


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:09


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:50


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:46


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:56


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:41


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:50


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:12

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