The celebrated journalist, producer, and bestselling author takes us on a remarkable culinary journey through "a life lived interestingly, if not especially intelligently."
Linda Ellerbee's first two books were instant classics: And So It Goes, a hilarious, unblinking look at television journalism that spent months as a bestseller; and Move On, a wry, intimate look at a woman in her time that became a milestone in autobiographical writing. Now she takes us both farther afield and closer to home in a memoir of travel, food, and personal (mis)adventure that brims with warmth, wit, uncommon honesty, inspired storytelling . . . and a few recipes as well.
In Vietnam, preconceptions collide with the soup. . . . In France, lust flares with the pbti and dies with the dessert. . . .In Bolivia, a very young missionary finds her food flavored with hypocrisy . . . while at the bottom of the Grand Canyon an older woman discovers gorp is good, fear is your friend, and Thai chicken tastes best when you're soaked by rain and the Colorado River.
From Italy to Afghanistan, from Mexico to Massachusetts, Ellerbee leads us on a journey of revelation, humor, and heart. "What can you say about Linda Ellerbee?" Ted Koppel once wrote. "The woman is raucous and irreverent and writes like a dream." Take Big Bites proves it again.
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A veteran of NBC, CBS, and ABC, Linda Ellerbee now runs Lucky Duck Productions, which produces a wide variety of programs all across the television spectrum but is best known for its highly praised, multi-award-winning Nick News series and topical children's specials for Nickelodeon.From Booklist:
Veteran television correspondent Ellerbee is well known and well regarded for her verve, humor, and irreverence. A self-described "recovering journalist who's traveled and eaten her way around the planet and lived to tell some tales," she offers an amazing glance back on the times and meals of her life of 60 years. In the course of her meanderings, she describes her girlhood in Texas in the 1950s, coming-of-age and hippie-hood in the 1960s, marital failures, parenting success, career disappointments, breast cancer, and mature, true love--all against the backdrop of both fabulous and mundane locales and mouthwatering meals. Ellerbee recalls eating caviar on Malcolm Forbes' yacht and admitting that he was a far better human being than the one she had intended to lambaste in an article; discovering the connection between lunch and lust in Paris as she and her husband try to revive a flagging marriage; and rediscovering her mother's fudge pie recipe as she and her longtime Texas girlfriends recall their youthful obsessions (each chapter ends with a recipe). Readers who have enjoyed Ellerbee's And So It Goes (1986) and Move On (1991), and even those who haven't, will absolutely love this remembrance of a life well lived. It is every bit as delicious as the food she describes. Vanessa Bush
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