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Title:
Eat more better : how to make every bite more delicious
Author:
Pashman, Dan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014]
Physical Description:
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451689730

9781451689747
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Book

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Summary

Summary

What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong , Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn't for foodies. It's for eaters.

In the bestselling tradition of Alton Brown's Good Eats and M.F.K. Fisher's The Art of Eating , Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Written with an infectious blend of humor and smarts, Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift--a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman's award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

Read this book and every bite you take will be better.


Author Notes

Dan Pashman is the creator and host of WNYC's James Beard Award-nominated food podcast The Sporkful . He's also the host of Cooking Channel's Good to Know and You're Eating It Wrong and a contributor to NPR, Slate, Buzzfeed, and LA's KCRW. He lives with his wife and two daughters. Find Dan at Sporkful.com.


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Library Journal Review

Pashman, who hosts NPR affiliate WNYC's podcast The Sporkful, is amusing in his first book. He fashions the work as the textbook of Sporkful University, complete with an assignment to be submitted to the author at the end of each chapter. The chapters are given titles of typical college subjects language arts, philosophy, psychology, and so on and end with commencement. The content is tongue in cheek; the math section discusses why pies aren't squared, for example. Also included are helpful suggestions or recipes, e.g., to eat a cheeseburger upside down so the cheese touches your tongue, a recipe for a veggieducken for Thanksgiving, and mac and cheese made with "potato cream" rather than milk. The black-and-white illustrations and diagrams are clever, particularly pictures of the "hover and dart" technique for navigating a buffet line and Pashman's Hierarchy of Cheeseburger Needs based on Abraham Maslow's theory. VERDICT A fun leisure read for lovers of food. Christine E. Bulson, emeritus, Milne Lib., SUNY Oneonta (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Quest for Perfect Deliciousness: A Mission Statementp. 1
1 Physical Sciences: Eating on Earthp. 7
2 Language Arts: Better Communication, Better Consumptionp. 35
3 Engineering: Construction as Cookeryp. 69
4 Philosophy: Sustenance and Existencep. 97
5 Business & Economics: Profit for the Palatep. 125
6 Cultural Studies & Anthropology: Holidays and Everydaysp. 153
7 Mathematics: Calculating Your Way to Deliciousnessp. 187
8 Psychology: Finding Yourself, Finding Your Foodp. 213
9 Biology & Ecology: Eatscape as Ecosystemp. 243
10 Etiquette & Hospitality: When Eaters Minglep. 273
Commencementp. 297
Glossaryp. 303
Acknowledgmentsp. 317
Indexp. 321