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The Resource American fried : adventures of a happy eater, Clavin Trillin

American fried : adventures of a happy eater, Clavin Trillin

Label
American fried : adventures of a happy eater
Title
American fried
Title remainder
adventures of a happy eater
Statement of responsibility
Clavin Trillin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The New Yorker's Calvin Trillin loves food while despising the tres haut Francophile gourmet -- the kind who can produce a dissertation on the proper consistency of sauce Bearnaise. Trillin knows that the search for good food requires constant vigilance particularly when outside the Big Apple. Not that Cincinnati and Houston and Kansas City (his hometown) lack magnificent places to eat -- if one can resist the importunities of those well meaning ignoramuses who insist on hauling you off to La Maison de la Casa House, the pride of local epicures too dumb to realize that the noblest culinary creations of the American heartland are barbecued ribs, fried chicken, hash browns and hamburgers. Trillin is ready to do battle for K.C.'s Winstead's as the home of the greatest burger in the USA. Generally, he advises, you will do fine if you avoid "any restaurant the executive secretary of the chamber of commerce is particularly proud of." Also, any restaurant with (ply)wood paneling and "atmosphere," where the food is likely to taste "something like a medium-rare sponge." This then is not a celebration of multi-star "restaurants" but of diners, roadhouses, eateries -- the kind that serve food on wax paper or plastic plates and to hell with Craig Claiborne. With tongue in stuffed cheek Trillin gives the finger to the food snobs, confessing his secret vices with fiendish glee and high good humor"--Kirkusreviews.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
647/.9573
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX633
LC item number
.T74 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Label
American fried : adventures of a happy eater, Clavin Trillin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
799545
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780385004404
Lccn
73011637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)799545
Label
American fried : adventures of a happy eater, Clavin Trillin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
799545
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780385004404
Lccn
73011637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)799545

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