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The Book of Eating: A Memoir

  • Adam Platt
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  • ISBN-10: 0062944886
  • ISBN-13: 9780062944887
  • Shipping Weight: .00 lbs ( .00 kgs)
  • 448 Pages | Paperback
  • Available November 2019

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As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan, Adam Platt didn’t have the chance to become a picky eater. Living, traveling, and eating in some of the most far-flung locations around the world, he developed an eclectic palate and a nuanced understanding of cultures and cuisines that led to some revelations which would prove important in his future career as a food critic. In Tokyo, for instance — “a kind of paradise for nose-to-tail cooking” — he learned that “if you’re interested in telling a story, a hair-raisingly bad meal is much better than a good one.”

From dim sum in Hong Kong to giant platters of Peking duck in Beijing, fresh-baked croissants in Paris and pierogi on the snowy streets of Moscow, Platt takes us around the world, re-tracing the steps of a unique, and lifelong, culinary education. Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, “a professional glutton.”