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  • Author:
    Eve Johnson
  • ISBN:
    1552855058
  • ISBN13:
    978-1552855058
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  • Publisher:
    Whitecap Books Ltd.; 1 edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Cooking Education & Reference
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Eating My Words book. The truth is that all that we eat is life. So writes Eve Johnson in this wonderful collection of essays written in the style of the great Elizabeth David. Throughout it all, The truth is that all that we eat is life

Eating My Words book. Throughout it all, The truth is that all that we eat is life. We are life feeding on life and we will be eaten in turn. We are gloves slipped over the hand of life.

Eve Johnson probes food, eating, and cooking in this rollicking collection of essays.

Stories by Eve Johnson. When I Met the Greatest Canadian. The cocky wee Douglas' was a lot bigger than universal health care. By Eve Johnson, 4 Dec 2004. The ducks in the henhouse. Wild birds are being blamed for the death of 19 million chickens. Yet factory farms are the real problem. By Eve Johnson, 13 Apr 2004. Why Our Hunger for Eating Contests? For the Coast Salish, 'eating power' is all about swallowing your rival

Eat My Words Bookstore. Book shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Johnson Street Merchants. Non-profit organisation.

Eat My Words Bookstore.

John "Liver-Eating" Johnson, born John Jeremiah Garrison Johnston (c. 1824 – January 21, 1900), was a mountain man of the American Old West

John "Liver-Eating" Johnson, born John Jeremiah Garrison Johnston (c. 1824 – January 21, 1900), was a mountain man of the American Old West.

Eve Johnson's ability to blend history, literature, and philosophy in her essays has made her one of Canada's most popular food writers. Arthur Black is an author and former CBC Radio host of Basic Black.

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Just as many can inhale a fast-food lunch while driving down the highway, it’s easy to devour this book, yet the voracious should take note: Johnson’s essays are more like separate courses of a fine meal, meant to be savored and appreciated individually.

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Eve Johnson probes food, eating, and cooking in this rollicking collection of essays. With insightful and lyrical prose, she takes us from the social evils created by gin in early 19th-Century London and the invention of breakfast cereal in health spas to the present era, in which junk food gets a bad name from "the Twinkie Defense". Eating My Words contains a selection of simple and reliable recipes such as Grilled Artichokes, Mangoes and Sticky Rice--but consider yourself warned about The Crotchety Old Fudge.


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Eating My Words by Eve Johnson - Book Review

She didn't have me at "hello"- I'm a John Thorne fan and have high standards. But, then she mentioned him in the second chapter. Hmmm...Still withholding blanket approval, I plugged along through this book, which came to me accidentally at a yard sale. Food history, celery, chocolate, lemon meringue pie, rye - yeah, yeah - interesting, but nothing outstanding. Then, a wonderful description of a dessert I'd never heard of - Mangoes and Sticky Rice - simple, truly authentic, something I want to make as soon as possible - oddly she suggests substituting strawberries for mangoes - which I think would ruin this dish (which I have not yet tried! - terribly opinionated, I know.) Having lived in the tropics most of my life, I know that the only possible substitute for mangoes might be fresh in-season, tree-ripened peaches - perhaps home-frozen. I was more interested now, but still not a fan.

But, my skeptical nature was finally won with the chapter on toast. Simple toast - my favorite food, though I've been an experimental cook for 40 years. Moving on to Hot Pepper Masochism and using ultra-clear imagery to compare eating jalapeño peppers to jumping off a bridge with a bungee cord, and then telling me that a common kitchen ingredient contains the chemical compounds zingerone, cineol, borneol, geraniol, linalool and farmasene - and the last one, gingeral, which gives away the spice. I loved those chemical names - (and the rest of the chapter on ginger's historic and etymological contributions). I also learned how to tell when a medlar blets and then raced through a further wide range of topics from breatharians to butterfat and satiety vs. nimiety. It was a real page-turner - (for certain types - maybe the type that reads Simple Cooking?) But, this book has both food nerd and general appeal - I finished it up on an airplane with my husband avidly reading over my shoulder. Together we read about "Round Food with a Hole in the Middle", Cotton Candy, Eating Contests, Ketchup, and Forbidden Fruit.

John Thorne commented in an email that if a man had conceived this title, it would be called "Eat My Words"- more etymology with social overtones - (ah, men with their testosterone and machismo) - But, before even finishing this book, I found myself in a bookstore seeking more by Eve Johnson - oddly, she was not there - instead was yet another book called Eating My Words - this one by the prolific food critic, Mimi Sheraton and subtitled "An Appetite for Life". I bought it and proceeded to spend over $300 more on books in this genre - to add to my already five-foot long bookshelf of food commentary begun 30 years ago with Raymond Sokolov's Fading Feast. I first found Outlaw Cook in a used book bin about 25 years ago - now, at least one of the new books I've just bought says that this genre is the "fastest growing" in literature. Great news as long as the quality control is stringent. I won't read just anything!

Now, since there are two books called Eating My Words, I wonder if John will do us the favor of writing Eat My Words - though it does sound a bit aggressive, I think! Eve Johnson's book deserves to be reviewed in Simple Cooking. Fair is fair and she did mention him in her second chapter. She paints a real picture with words and while looking for a word to describe that, a crossword puzzle gave me LIMN - "a description that illuminates"- exactly the right word. Enjoy this book. It's a real pleasure.

Eating My Words: How Marilyn Monroe is like a grilled artichoke and other observations on food / Published in Canada by Whitecap Books 2003 -
Samugor
Elegantly written and genuinely witty is how I would describe this book. Instant Canadian classic comes to mind too. "Eating My Words" displays an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject (food) but stays as light and refreshing, say, as a fine ripe mango. This author has published two excellent cookbooks I've had the pleasure of owning for a number of years but this new effort, although it has a few recipes, is more a cook's book about a lifelong love affair with food rather than just another cookbook. These fifty perfect short essays will reveal more than you ever imagined possible about subjects as varied as lemon meringue pie, ketchup and, of course, the relationship between artichokes and Marilyn Monroe. A feast!
Use_Death
Few food writers cut this close to the tender parts of our love for eating. Her writing is rich in description, erudite and literate in its discussion of our rituals and habits. I enjoyed every page of this fine collection of essays, and have given it as the perfect gift to every person I know who smiles while chewing.
Flash_back
As soon as I opened this book and started reading the first chapter, an essay about Chocolate, I knew this was the book for at least half the people on my shopping list. Eve Johnson is readable, erudite, and Funny! As interesting as it is entertaining, this is a 'Must Read' for anyone who loves food or loves reading.