A Glutton for Punishment: Confessions of a Mercenary Eater

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A food critic recounts his adventures in various parts of the world, chronicling his first experience with high cuisine, his induction as a certified restaurant critic, and the ethics and politics of restaurant writing

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After 15 years as Gourmet magazine's restaurant critic, Jacobs ( New York a la Carte ) tells all. The writing is witty, at times laser sharp, especially when the author targets his unadmired colleagues at Gourmet , but he acknowledges his own bloopers as well. At his entertaining and instructive best, the "hired belly" praises dishes respectfully prepared, whether in an overlooked eatery or in a famous restaurant. He makes his toughest attacks on places that reap profits from mediocre food because tyro critics, some bribed, recommend them. This is a tasty adventure, not only describing the discovery of culinary treats in America, Europe and Asia but recalling friends who shared Jacobs's pleasures and disappointments along the way.
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