'Choice Cuts' comprises more than 200 pieces.
Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking . . . Alice B Toklas on killing a carp . . . MFK Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts . . . Alexandre Dumas on coffee . . . WH Auden on Icelandic Food . . . Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza . . . Claude Levi- Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' . . . James Beard on scrambled eggs . . . Balzac, Virginia Wolf, EM Forster, Chekhov and many other gourmands, gourmets, cooks and writers on the passions of cuisine.
Presented by subject - including 'Food And Sex' , 'Bread', 'Rants' and 'Desserts' - and illustrated with Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings as well as classic photographs, this wonderful collection, like the very best meal, is varied, delicious and uniquely satisfying.