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Eat, Memory: Great Writers at the Table, a Collection of Essays from the New York Times Cover Image
By Amanda Hesser (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393337464
Availability: Backordered
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2009

This will make a great gift for your foodie friend who doesn't need another kitchen gadget. I'm smitten with this well-edited little book of food stories. Each story is followed by a recipe (or two or three) that fills out the narrative. Julia Child's "The Sauce & the Fury" is brilliant and lively, and "Orange Crush," a tale of Tang and longing by Yiyun Li, is not to be missed. The latter half of the anthology gets serious, putting aside the humor and leaning towards melancholy, but the stories are effective and round out the theme of food and emotion.