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Book Review: This Is Why You're Fat: An Extraordinary Document of Human Culinary Achievement

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We finally got our grubby paws on what could be the most hotly-anticipated book release of 2009, This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks ($9.99, Amazon) by Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley. Contained within these soft covers, scarcely larger than a CD jewel case, is, without [...]

Weighty Issues: The Heaviest Cookbooks Out There

42.9 pounds of books. Photo: Paula Forbes
We have been known, on occasion, to make fun of (and also defend) the thick, cloth bound, coffee table versions of cookbooks. Recently we've noticed that this trend has gotten a bit out of control and want to call out those which simultaneously break your back and your [...]

Cookbook Review: My New Orleans by John Besh: Beyond the Bayou

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New Orleans has been drawn so many times — using so many of the same stories, the same hooks, the same oddball characters and domestic-exotica veneer — that it's hard to have patience for new attempts. "Read A Confederacy of Dunces and Interview With the Vampire," a Louisianan told me once, "and [...]

Offal of the Week: The Essential Library

If it's Friday, it must be Offal of the Week! Brought to you by Ryan Adams, author of the blog Nose to Tail at Home, each week we highlight a different part of the animal that you've always wanted to work with, but were afraid to ask your butcher for. This week we're covering all [...]

What's a Foodie, Anyway? The Foodie Handbook by Pim Techamuanvivit [book review]

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I'm not a regular reader of Chez Pim, the all-things-gourmandise blog that's been written by Pim Techamuanvivit for the past four many years. I've been marginally aware of her, of course — it's hard not to be, she is after all the self-proclaimed "queen of the food bloggers" — but with the [...]

The Eat Me Daily Fall 2009 Non-Cookbook Preview

While fall truly belongs to the cookbooks, there's still a large selection on deck for the food lovers who are less than kitchen inclined. Along with anthologies from The New York Times (Eat, Memory) and The New Yorker (Secret Ingredients) finally arriving in paperback form, there are numerous reissues of old greats, doorstopper tomes perfect [...]

This Is Why You're Fat Book Available for Pre-order

The book we've all been waiting for, This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, is available for preorder on Amazon at a rather affordable $9.99. You know you want it.
Out October 27, 2009.

The Wine Opus, The $1 Million Wine Book

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Publisher Kraken Opus — whose slogan is "The most luxurious series of publications ever created" — has announced that they'll be publishing a book on wine that will retail for an astounding $1 million.
The book, weighing 66 pounds, will highlight the top 100 wineries in the world and come with six [...]

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