It's clear that Vogue gave Steingarten carte blanche to write on whatever subjects tickled his taste buds, and the result is a frequently hilarious collection of essays that emphasize good eating over an obsession with health. "Salad, the Silent Killer" is a catalog of the toxins lurking in every bowl of raw vegetables, while "Fries" follows a heroic attempt to create the perfect French fry--cooked in horse fat. Whether baking sourdough bread in his Manhattan loft or spraying miso soup across a Kyoto restaurant, Steingarten is an ideal guide to the wilder reaches of gastronomy, a cross between M.F.K. Fisher and H.L. Mencken.
I picked up this book on a whim, because I recognized Jeffrey Steingarten from Iron Chef on Food Network, and I loved it. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2009 by A. Nunn
This is the perfect book to have when at a traffic jam, doctor's office or any of the hundreds of daily jams we find ourselves caught. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2003 by Avid Reader
I read this book in no time at all. I have found myself picking it up again and again to read the odd chapter. His recipes are superb and the writing is fantastic. Read morePublished on April 7 2003 by Andrew R
Jeffrey Steingarten is simply the funniest nonfiction writer at work today. His wit, thanks to his self-deprecation, is never cruel. Read morePublished on March 14 2003
Jeffrey Steingarten presents a wonderful collection of his writings over the years relating to his all-consuming passion for fine food. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2003 by Chris Frost
At the beginning of the book I read that he didn't like blue cheese. I told my family that I was disgusted. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 2002 by Nicholas Klein
This is a wonderfully creative and fabulous book. Jeffrey Steingarten infuses his writing with contagious passion. Read morePublished on July 31 2002