A. J. Liebling, James Salter
‘Fantastic. The benchmark for great food writing’ Anthony Bourdain
‘The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite’
Between Meals is the gourmand and journalist A.J. Liebling’s delectable account of his time spent eating and drinking in 1920s Paris, under the tutelage of his friend Yves Mirande, ‘one of the last of the great around-the-clock gastronomes of France’. With gluttonous joie de vivre, he fondly recalls everything from glorious dining (‘A leg of lamb larded with anchovies, artichokes on a pedestal of foie gras, and four or five kinds of cheese’) to bad rose (‘a pinkish cross between No-Cal and vinegar’), and an ill-fated sojourn at a Swiss slimming-clinic. Witty, tart and full of gusto, this is a love song to food, wine and Paris.
‘Liebling transfers excitement, warmth, wit and information … as hearty and explicit as good Calvados’ The New York Times Book Review
With an introduction by James Salter
Wonderfully readable... This astonishing book is a rich dish itself... He was the prototype of all the greedy foodie bloggers, still outdoing the lot of them * Sunday Times * A droll account of the time Liebling spent eating and drinking in 1920s Paris... Just the thing for anyone who pines for a nicely roasted guinea fowl followed by a crisp, cold slice of vacherin -- Rachel Cooke * Observer *
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