November 29, 2007

SO JAMES LILEKS’ NEW BOOK, Gastroanomalies, showed up today. I spent some time reading it and it’s great — the perfect Christmas gift for the foodies you know. If you liked The Gallery of Regrettable Food, you’ll love Gastroanomalies. My favorite so far — the “Everedy Bacon-egger,” a special skillet for cooking bacon and eggs at the same time! Though Earl Warren (yes, that Earl Warren) pitching “the California custom of the olive bowl” has got to be a strong second. But I’ve only made it to page 23 so these may be eclipsed by more favorites later on — up next is “The Wonderful World of Aspics!”

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