Title: The Man Who Ate Everything
Author: Jeffrey Steingarten
Many of the chapters had my mouth watering, none more so than "Playing Ketchup," a self-devised taste test of numerous varieties of the ubiquitous American red sauce. True to the title of the book, Steingarten's no snob. While he samples all of the gourmet products he could find, he is partial to good ol' Heinz 57. In another chapter, Steingarten justifies taking the risks of eating shellfish by resolving not to ski in exchange. Of course, he doesn't ski anyway.
While I didn't enjoy Steingarten quite as much as I did Trillin, I'm still glad to have read the book and would happily read more.
Please join us and share your own review of your best read from the past month. This month's link list is below. I'll keep it open until the end of the day. I'll post January's tomorrow. Meetings are the last Friday of each month. Next gathering is January 26th.