As a lifelong eater, Roy Blount always got along easy with food?he didn't have to think, he just ate. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum; there's the global climate and the global economy to consider, not to mention Blount's chronic sinusitis, which constricts his sense of smell, and consequently his taste buds. So while he's always frowned on eating with an ulterior motive, times have changed. Save Room for Pie grapples with these and other food-related questions in Blount's signature style. Here you'll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe beef to biscuits. You'll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts; an imagined dialogue between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; input from Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, and Blaze Starr; and of course some shampooed possums and carjacking turkeys. In poems and songs, limericks and fake (or sometimes true) news stories, Blount talks about food in surprising and innovative ways, with all the wit and verve that prompted Garrison Keillor, in The Paris Review, to say: "Blount is the best. He can be literate, uncouth, and soulful all in one sentence."
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by Roy Blount, Jr.
by Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney
by Roy Benaroch
by Jennifer Roy
by Roy Bates
by Lucinda Roy
"Author-narrator Roy Blount, Jr., has a passion for food, especially eating it. In this amusing collection of essays, poems, and musings on a variety of food-related topics, Blount pokes fun at a number of foodie fads, such as molecular cuisine, and presents the pros and cons of controversial foods, like okra. His signature sense of humor takes center stage as he shares his thoughts on such topics as Southern and regional foods, gardening, fishing, and travel. Blount's relaxed, comfortable style and soft Southern accent make listeners feel as if they're sitting on the front porch on summer's night, sipping sweet tea and swapping stories with a friend. With its multitude of short pieces, this audiobook is a great choice for commuters. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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