50 Foods

The Essentials of Good Taste
Author(s): Edward Behr
Genre: Self Help, Cooking
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100100052
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452696065
Narrator/s: Sean Runnette
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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With 50 Foods, noted authority Edward Behr has created the definitive guide to the foods every food lover must know. A culinary Baedeker, 50 Foods will delight and inform the connoisseur as well as the novice. Like Behr's celebrated magazine, the Art of Eating, 50 Foods presents simple, practical information about buying, using, preparing, and enjoying. Behr focuses on aroma, appearance, flavor, and texture to determine what "the best" means for each food. He tells you how to select top quality-signs of freshness and ripeness, best season, top varieties, proper aging. If the way to prepare, serve, or eat something is little known, then he explains it (how to open an oyster, why the best way to cook green beans is boiling, how to clean a whole salted anchovy, when to eat and when to discard the rind of a cheese). Behr also names the most complementary foods and flavors for each of these fifty marvelous foods and the wines that go with them. The fifty selections provide a broad sensory range for the modern gourmet. Most of the foods are raw materials, but some have been fermented or otherwise transformed-into bread, ham, cheese. Six of the fifty are cheeses. As Behr explains, cheese is probably the best food, as wine is the best drink. Behr argues that food tastes more delicious when it is closer to nature. Skilled low technology is almost always superior to high technology. But with scientific insight, the old methods can be refined to achieve more consistent high quality. We can't always have the best, but with the information in this book we can eat better every day. Knowing good food is part of a complete understanding of the world-part of a full enjoyment of nature, a full experience of the senses, a full life. For the connoisseur at any level, 50 Foods is a beautifully written guide to deliciousness.

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Author(s): Edward Behr
Product Number EB00385574
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101638729

Professional reviews

"Narrator Sean Runnette adopts an unhurried pace that allows listeners to savor the information offered in this detailed guide to 50 foods. The guide offers recipes and practical information about each food and reveals other enlightening information such as highlights of the foodÕs history and significance in society and the world of food. Runnette handles the international vocabulary well enough to keep the narration fluid and engaging. Though his voice is not highly modulated, a steady delivery and well-timed pauses impart the unique flavors of each food described to make this an appealing listen that will be especially enticing to foodies. M.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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