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Contributors to endless feasts include:James Beard/Cooking with James Beard: PastaRay Bradbury/Dandelion WineRobert P. Coffin/Night of LobsterLaurie Colwin/A Harried Cook’s Guide to Some Fast FoodPat Conroy/The Romance of UmbriaElizabeth David/Edouard de PomianeM.F.K. Fisher/Three Swiss InnsRuth Harkness/In a Tibetan LamaseryMadhur Jaffrey/An Indian ReminiscenceAnita Loos/Contributors to endless feasts include:James Beard/Cooking with James Beard: PastaRay Bradbury/Dandelion WineRobert P. Coffin/Night of LobsterLaurie Colwin/A Harried Cook’s Guide to Some Fast FoodPat Conroy/The Romance of UmbriaElizabeth David/Edouard de PomianeM.F.K. Fisher/Three Swiss InnsRuth Harkness/In a Tibetan LamaseryMadhur Jaffrey/An Indian ReminiscenceAnita Loos/Cocktail Parties of the TwentiesGeorge Plimpton/I, Bon Vivant, Who, Me?E. Annie Proulx/The Garlic WarClaudia Roden/The Arabian PicnicJane and Michael Stern/Two for the Road: Havana, North DakotaPaul Theroux/All Aboard! Cross the Rockies in Style...

Title : Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
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ISBN : 9780375759925
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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Endless Feasts: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet Reviews

  • Molly
    2019-01-16 11:42

    This compilation of essays from Gourmet Magazine took me a long time to get through. Some essays were visionary expositions on food, its creation, and its impacts on people and relationships. Others were dull rehearsals of the lives of egomaniacal gourmands whose gluttinous corpulence and dandyish ways made my skin crawl. Very uneven.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-06 19:49

    What a terrific collection of stories. The level of writing is superb and makes me long for the days where our writing level needn't cow-tow to the 6th grade reading level currently prescribed to. Makes me hungry the whole time I'm reading it and longing for adventures.

  • Prestoni
    2019-01-18 13:35

    Definitely a book to dip into occasionally. There a reviews, stories, experiences and recipes all carefully laid out for the reader. Some pretentious irritating lectures from people who appear to be needing validation for their use of big words and seemingly superior knowledge of wines (For example).Others wonderful tales of adventures had that make you want to follow in their footsteps.Recipes to try and writers who's words inspire you to find more of their works.

  • Novità Narrativa Biblioteca di Concesio
    2018-12-24 11:21

    Ruth Reichl, autrice di romanzi di tema culinario e direttrice della rivista "Gourmet", ha raccolto in questo libro gli interventi - già pubblicati nella rivista - in cui grandi scrittori si sono cimentati nel raccontare ricordi, impressioni di viaggio, o semplicemente le loro ricette preferite. Ne esce un delizioso viaggio attorno al mondo attraverso i sapori, i colori, i piaceri della tavola. Una lettura distensiva per chi ama la buona cucina e i viaggi.

  • Susan
    2018-12-28 19:33

    This is a mixed bag. I picked it after leaving Reichl's Tender at the Bone unfinished finding that book both pretentious and boring. After the first two essays in Endless Feast I thought -- ack! -- more of the same until I started to skip around and read the essays out of order. I was surprised to see E. Annie Proulx, Ray Bradbury, and Pat Conroy in the table of contents. All three provided excellent stories. I rather enjoyed Robert P. Coffin's Down East Breakfast, too.

  • Anna
    2019-01-13 12:47

    I didn't read every selection, but here are those that I feel are worth recommending:"Mexican Mornings" and "In a Tibetan Lamasery" by Ruth Harkness, "The Garlic War" by E. Annie Proulx, "Dining Alone" by Mary Cantwell, the profile of M.F.K Fisher (though not MFK's contribution, strangely) by Elizabeth Hawes, and "I, Bon Vivant, Who, Me?" by George Plimpton.Most are short, just a few pages, and get you thinking about the world around you.

  • Kimberly Nichols
    2019-01-08 16:49

    Excellent and entertaining albeit older essays on food. Great pieces by and about my hero MFK Fisher. Lovely essay on lumberjack breakfasts. Great survey of Indian bread throughout the Southwest. So much diversity of the writing. And some neat biographical articles of which I learned James Beard was a singer prior to a famed foodie. Really great book for food lovers. Breadth and depth of subjects.

  • Kim
    2018-12-29 13:39

    I love this book for it's variety of stories and mouth-watering descriptions that make food such a wonderful universal topic for connection. Still reading about the life of James Beard which is interesting but I have to say I'm more of a Julia Child fan and I'm disappointed they don't have an article on her. Now I'm interested in reading more in the Modern Library food series.

  • Sharon
    2018-12-31 17:40

    This is one of those little treasures just sitting on the library shelf, waiting to be read. Wonderful articles by a variety of authors, previously printed in Gourmet Magazine.A delicious collection. It's like a food writer's buffet; something for everyone. Take your time reading and savor the articles.

  • Tuck
    2019-01-08 13:49

    excerpts form gourmet magazine form lots of heavy hitters of foodie world, many of them groudbreakers and frontliners trying to change for the better foodways in usa. lots of recipes. quite a bit of hyperbole. but a good reference.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-07 16:36

    I had to give up on this book, other than reading about James Beard, I did not really enjoy many of the other essays that I read. I read perhaps half and turned it back into the library for the Paris version of Gourmet's Sixty Years of Writing.

  • Anne
    2019-01-02 19:29

    This was an interesting glimpse at travel, food, drink, and more food from the first sixty years of Gourmet magazine. If you're nostalgic for the days when sushi was still italicized, this is the book for you.

  • Susan
    2019-01-16 16:24

    Some essays were much better than others. I especially liked the first section that read more like a travelogue. Some of the others told me way more than I ever want to know about people like James Beard.

  • May-Ling
    2019-01-05 15:47

    i had to stop this one, because it just wasn't that interesting to me after reading about 5 of the stories. maybe if i had read this one in the wintertime instead of summer with its distractions, i might have plowed through the whole thing.

  • Eve
    2019-01-20 11:40

    I tried to read this a couple of times and only a few of the essays engaged me. I think maybe reading them in the magazine would be different than en masse. I ended up trying a bunch, reading a few, and ultimately deciding to pass it on to someone who might enjoy it more.

  • g
    2019-01-15 19:30

    cause luxlotus says so

  • Ivonne
    2018-12-23 17:26


  • Catherine Woodman
    2019-01-09 17:39

    I loved this collection of essays on food collected over 60 years--some classic chefs, some great stories, and well worht reading.

  • Mckinley
    2018-12-22 13:32

    Good sample covering much of the 20th century. Thought I'd like it a bit more since it combines travel and food. However, many essays didn't do a 'great' job of both or either.

  • Alison
    2019-01-05 13:42


  • Mamama
    2018-12-29 17:27

    Great to pick up and put down for a while. Read ANY selection of these great stories from Gourmet Magazine's 60 years.

  • BeckyTalbot
    2018-12-22 13:33

    Best of the collection: Robert Coffin's essays about Maine and Laurie Colwin's "A Harried Cook's Guide to Some Fast Food."

  • Virginia Albanese
    2019-01-18 13:25

    Just what it says it is and some of the article were interesting, others not so.

  • Joannmullis
    2019-01-20 15:28

    A few of my favorite people contributed to this book edited by Ruth Reichl. Anecdotes and recipes.

  • Kim
    2018-12-24 14:49

    This can be taken one chapter at a time, I believe it is a collection of her columns.Some of them I would like to read out loud matching the theme to the tastes of those gathered around.

  • S.
    2019-01-16 19:27

    I expected to love this but I found it hard to get into. I gave up 3/4 of the way through. Maybe someday I'll pick it up again.

  • Anna
    2019-01-11 12:46

    Loved the flavor reminisces of food writers and the interesting biographical essays on James Beard.

  • Alyce
    2019-01-11 15:43

    A really fun read- especially the pieces from MFK Fisher, James Beard, Ray Bradbury, and the truly sexist Robert Coffin. In the wake of Gourmet's demise, I relish these tidbits more than ever.