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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Kurlansky Narrator: Josephine Bailey, Ed Begley, Jr., Constance Towers Gavin Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Every once in a while a writer of particular skills takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight. That's how David McCullough described Mark Kurlansky's Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, a work that revealed how a meal can be as important as it is edible and confirmed Kurlansky as one of the most erudite and entertaining food authors. Now, the winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing shares a varied selection of choice cuts by others, as he leads us on a mouthwatering culinary tour around the world and through history and culture from the fifth century B.C. to the present day.

Choice Cuts features more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking, Pablo Neruda on french fries, Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other writers on the passions of cuisine.

In short, this wonderful collection, like the very best meal, is both nutritious and delicious. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandra | 10/11/2013

    " As a foodie I wanted to love this, but I didn't. Some of it was ho-hum, some of it was okay, but most of it could have been better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marina | 9/6/2013

    " Interesting idea. I didn't read all the essays, but I liked the way they are organized. Some a few sentences, others several paragraphs. Columbus describes pineapple. Thoreau discusses watermelon. James Beard reviews the restaurant at Meier & Frank. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aja Marsh | 2/13/2013

    " There were a few things that I skiped in here, but there were lots of bright moments, and overall I enjoyed it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Randy | 9/2/2012

    " This book made me realize that though I like food, I don't like reading about it. Uninspired. "

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