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Not for Bread Alone: Writers on Food, Wine, and the Art of Eating

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Twenty-two acclaimed writers celebrate the art of eating

Wendell Berry • Colette • William Corbett • Michael Dorris • Alexandre Dumas • M. F .K. Fisher • Michael Frank • Betty Fussell • Evan Jones • Judith B. Jones • Barbara Kafka • Madeline Kamman • Charles Lamb • Rose Macaulay • Henry Matthews • Joyce Carol Oates • Francine Prose • Paul Schmidt • James Seay • Charles Simi
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 16th 2008 by Harper Perennial (first published 1993)
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Trisha
May 04, 2014 Trisha rated it liked it
To rate a collection of essays is no easy thing when it contains writings that range from baffling to fascinating, from crude to inspiring. If you only read one essay in this book, read the last one, on the making of wine. It's a five-star one, and you'll never take for granted again the labor and decisions and timing and providence that goes into the making of one of God's most delightful gifts to us. The cork? Who thinks of the labor and love that goes into the making of wine corks? There was ...more
Animlgrl
Jun 12, 2016 Animlgrl rated it did not like it
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I love me some food. I love me some wine. I love talking about food and wine.
Apparently I don't like reading about it. Or reading about what others think/feel/say about it.

This book was super boring. I skipped the first essay entirely...I don't even know what the writer was talking about, but it wasn't pinot noir, donuts, or cheesecake, so I moved on. The next few essays were a little better, at least I finished those. But by the fourth, I just wanted to eat some ice cream and go to bed (with a
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Jul 04, 2009 Rick rated it did not like it
Each selection seemed more tedious and pretentious than the one before it. Consider the following passage from Madelaine Kamman's essay: "And what of the peppery flavors from horseradish, nasturtiums, and the sweet and hot peppers? Personally, I am not partial to any frankly peppery taste with wine.... But I must admit that finely chopped nasturtiums introduced in a reduction of excellent Chardonnay and finished with butter and a bit of cream can be quite good" (140). Ugh!
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