9780871134967

The Artful Eater: A Gourmet Investigates the Ingredients of Great Food

Behr, Edward

ISBN 10: 0871134969 / 0-87113-496-9
ISBN 13: 9780871134967
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
What makes good food good? When Edward Behr sets out to answer that question, his quest leads from the seemingly prosaic properties of salt and pepper to the differences among vanilla of different origins: Bourbon, Mexican, Tahitian. Plenty is written about food all the time, but only a little of that contributes to a fuller appreciation for and understanding of basic ingredients. Behr does that along with providing mouthwatering descriptions of flavors, textures, and aromas.
In The Artful Eater, with intellectual curiosity and physical pleasure, Behr unveils the complexities of bean, roasting, and brewing that make a perfect cup of coffee. He investigates why some cream has much more dairy flavor than others, why gray salt tastes more intense than white, why some Southern country ham is on the same level as great Italian prosciutto. Behr investigates eggs, walnuts, wild and tame sorrel, Atlantic salmon, roast beef, and apples, among other foods.
He enriches our enjoyment of eating by tracing the natural origins and cultural history of these foods. By consulting mustard seed brokers in Saskatchewan, mussels growers in Maine, ham curers in Kentucky, a spice merchant in Baltimore, and a walnut researcher in Bordeaux, Behr discovers truths about quality that are all but unknown.
The Artful Eater contains a good measure of practical information--there are recipes and advice on the correct use and preparation of food. But at its heart the book is an appreciation of individual ingredients, the excellent raw materials on which all great food depends.

Review:
What makes good food good? When Edward Behr sets out to answer that question, his quest leads from the seemingly prosaic properties of salt and pepper to the differences between international vanilla varieties. Plenty is written about food all the time, but only a little of that contributes to a fuller appreciation for and understanding of basic ingredients. Behr makes this contribution along with providing mouthwatering descriptions of flavors, textures, and aromas.

From the Publisher

 

The Artful Eater: A Gourmet Investigates the Ingredients of Great Food: Search Results

1.
The Artful Eater: A Gourmet Investigates the Ingredients of Great Food (ISBN: 0871134969 / 0-87113-496-9)
Behr, Edward
ISBN 10: 0871134969
ISBN 13: 9780871134967
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Atlantic Monthly Pr. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0871134969

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.16
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.
The Artful Eater: A Gourmet Investigates the Ingredients of Great Food (ISBN: 0871134969 / 0-87113-496-9)
Behr, Edward
ISBN 10: 0871134969
ISBN 13: 9780871134967
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Atlantic Monthly Pr. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110871134969

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 68.07
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book