Mark Kurlansky is one of our most erudite and entertaining food writers: the bestselling author of Saltand Cod, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing. Now in this delightful collection he serves up a true smorgasbord of ?choice cuts? by the world's most discerning gourmets and gourmands through the ages'from Plato on the art of cooking to Louis Prima at the pizzeria. Choice Cutsoffers more than two hundred mouth-watering selections, including Brillat-Savarin on chocolate; Waverley Root on truffles; M. F. K. Fish on gingerbread; Pablo Neruda on French fries; Alexandre Dumas on coffee; and a vast variety by Escoffier, Elizabeth David, A. J. Liebling, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Dickens, Balzac, Chekhov, Orwell, and Alice B. Toklas, among others. Filled throughout with recipes, menus, classic photographs, and Kurlansky's own original drawings, Choice Cutsis a must-have for any serious lover of food.Kurlansky, Mark is the author of 'Choice Cuts A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History', published 2004 under ISBN 9780142004937 and ISBN 0142004936.