Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas treats


Did you get any good food-related gifts this year? I got the Gourmet cookbook and the Cooking Light cookbook -- guess I'll still be ordering the Zuni Cafe cookbook myself.
Matt got me a cool little book called Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth by Tucker Shaw, a New York writer who took a picture of every single thing he ate, from beef jerky to sushi, for an entire year. After I looked through it, I was wondering, what's with the cold cereal every night at midnight? Fortunately I found an interview on Gothamist that answered this and other important questions. It's really interesting to see the pattern that emerges when you can see what someone ate every single day. And Shaw, like me, is clearly someone who wants every single thing he puts in his mouth to be really good. I don't think there's any fast food, and no frozen food either, which is more than I can say. Damn, I need a New York pizza after reading this.

15 comments:

Passionate Eater said...

I know how you feel, I have to buy the Zuni Cafe cookbook myself too! My other option is to return some of my other gifts and use my "earned store credit" to buy it instead!

Merry Christmas (Happy Holidays) and Happy New Year!

Foodie Universe said...

Wow, what an interesting project, not to mention a great record for future generations to look back on and see how eating habits have changed. My coolest food present this year was a pasta machine, so I can crank out my own fresh, homemade pasta!

Erin S. said...

I, too, got a pasta machine, which i'm psyched about. I also got the Lucques Sunday Suppers cookbook, which provided mouth-watering airplane reading on the way home from xmas. Spent xmas day itself reading another present, Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl's book about her stint as NYT reviewer--a fast, fun read.

The Everything I Ate book looks fascinating...will check out the gothamist interview.

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