Gluttony: Ample Tales of Epicurean Excess

Gluttony Ample Tales of Epicurean Excess Hot on the heels of Lust the second title in our Chronicles of Sin series explores excess in all its bulging glory Gluttony is a satisfying smorgasbord of good writing about an overabundance of food

  • Title: Gluttony: Ample Tales of Epicurean Excess
  • Author: John Miller Ben Cosgrove
  • ISBN: 9780811812696
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hot on the heels of Lust, the second title in our Chronicles of Sin series explores excess in all its bulging glory Gluttony is a satisfying smorgasbord of good writing about an overabundance of food and drink and its consequences Everyone loves to eat and drink, and in Gluttony readers can indulge to their hearts content without gaining an ounce IncludinHot on the heels of Lust, the second title in our Chronicles of Sin series explores excess in all its bulging glory Gluttony is a satisfying smorgasbord of good writing about an overabundance of food and drink and its consequences Everyone loves to eat and drink, and in Gluttony readers can indulge to their hearts content without gaining an ounce Including short stories, essays, and excerpts, Gluttony offers such delicious tidbits as Russell Baker on fried bologna, M.F.K Fisher on the carnal beauty of excess, and Fran Lebowitz on the salutary dietary effects of stress Featuring both period and contemporary pieces, Gluttony stretches the waistband of fine food writing.

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    1. Yes, this is gross at times (to comment on one reviewer who did not finish).I think I heard about this from Batali, or Buford, or who knows. Just found it on my shelf today, re-read it quickly, and thought I'd post a quick review--my second time through this book was a little more thought-provoking than the first.These are tales of over-indulgence and of food. Some of them are a little much, especially "The Feast" and "A Confederacy of Dunces." But underneath all of this is a warning of excess; [...]

    2. I am drawn to topics that frighten me, or have lots of emotional weight. And even though this is a relatively lighthearted mixed-bag collection of stories and poems, it hit close to home because this is by far my most prominent (and physically apparent) vice of the original cardinal sins. I laughed and grimaced at these stories I was suitably chastened by the rantings of an 18th-century moral tract. Although sometimes I would like to hide from the fact of gluttony, this mini historical overview [...]

    3. A collection of bits about gluttony. I was happy to reread a piece by MFK Fisher and it has given me something to blog about tonight.

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