Fork It Over

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Fork It Over
  • Alan Richman
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
  • 0060586303

About the Author: Alan Richman

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Fork It Over A hilarious series of culinary adventures from GQ s award winning food critic, ranging from flunking out of the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon to dining and whining with Sharon Stone.Alan Richman has dined inunlikely locations and devouredtasting menus than any other restaurant critic alive He has reviewed restaurants in almost every Communist country China, Vietnam, Cuba, East Germany and has recklessly indulged his enduring passion for eight course dinners plus cheese All of this attests to his herculean constitution, and to his dedication to food writing.In Fork It Over, the eight time winner of the James Beard Award retraces decades of culinary adventuring In one episode, he reviews a Chicago restaurant owned and operated by Louis Farrakhan not known to be a fan of Jewish restaurant critics and completes the assignment by sneaking into services at the Nation of Islam mosque, where no whites are allowed In Cuba, he defies government regulations by interviewing starving political dissidents, and then he rewards himself with a lobster lunch at the most expensive restaurant in Havana He chiffonades his way to a failing grade at the Paul Bocuse school in Lyon, politely endures Sharon Stone s notions of fine dining, and explains why you can t get a good meal in Boston, spurred on by the reckless passion for food that made him the only soldier he knows who gained weight while in Vietnam and carried him from his neighborhood burger joint to Le Bernardin.Alan Richman, once described as the Indiana Jones of food writers, has wonmajor awards than any other food writer alive, including a National Magazine Award, eight James Beard Awards for restaurant reviewing, and two James Beard M.F.K Fisher distinguished writing awards.The all new cover will emphasize Richman s globetrotting persona and attract a wide audience Best Download Fork It Over [ Author ] Alan Richman [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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12 thoughts on “Fork It Over

  1. Jesse says:

    You know when you are dining with a guy who has interesting things to say but then makes an inappropriate joke to the waiter or is a jerk to the bartender and you are embarrassed to be his dining companion But he doesn t notice, and thinks he is funny and charming This book is like that.

  2. Jill says:

    Alan Richman s Fork It Over comes across as a naked attempt to cash in on the growing interest in food literature that started several years back For the most part, it s a collection of Richman s selected writings for various food publications from the early 90s to the mid noughties The problem is, many of the articles haven t aged well over the years The best food literature Ruth Reichl, some of Anthony Bourdain s early stuff, Michael Ruhlman talk about personal journeys and histories th Alan Richman s Fork It Over comes across as a naked attempt to cash in on the growing interest in food literature that started several years back For the most part, it s a collection of Richman s selected writings for various food publications from the early 90s to the mid noughties The problem is, many of the articles haven t aged well over the years The best food literature Ruth Reichl, some of Anthony Bourdain s early stuff, Michael Ruhlman talk about personal journeys and histories that involve a connection with food You can connect with the work ...

  3. Margaret says:

    I bought this at the Strand, having heard Richman s name before and hoping it would be amusing he s a well known food critic, and this turns out to be a collection of his articles many of them for GQ Well, it is amusing, in spots he does have an often devastating wit, and good food descriptions though I thought there were too many reviews of bad food I liked a couple of essays about his family, which are insightful and touching.What I most definitely didn t like is his condescending, pat I bought this at the Strand, having heard Richman s name before and hoping it would be amusing he s a well known food critic, and this turns out to be a collection of his articles many of them for GQ Well, it is amusing, in spots he does have an often devastating wit, and good food descriptions though I thought there were too many reviews of bad food I liked a couple of essays about his family, which are insightful and touching.What I most definitely didn t like is his condescending, patriarchal, chauvinistic attitude toward women, which is unavoidably present throughout the book A couple of examples I marked and I could certainly come up withif I were willing even to skim it again an encounter with an Asian girl in Shanghai an Asian Alicia Silverstone, which meant she was very pretty and going to fat on truffles If the white truffle is a slattern with immoderate lipstick, the black truffle is a Ph.D in a naughty dress I mean, what Objectification much It comes to a head in the last ...

  4. Melissa says:

    Collection of essays, mostly entertaining and hunger producing.Alan Richman is one of the world s foremost food critics and writers He writes for GQ Magazine, Bon Appetit, and Cond Nast Traveler Fork it Over is a collection of essays written about cuisine around the world from Richman s search for black truffle overload his favorite food to the best barbecue in North Carolina, and all points in between Other culinary visits include a French cooking school, the Hamptons, Monte Carlo, Viet Collection of essays, mostly entertaining and hunger producing.Alan Richman is one of the world s foremost food critics and writers He writes for GQ Magazine, Bon Appetit, and Cond Nast Traveler Fork it Over is a collection of essays written about cuisine around the world from Richman s search for black truffle overload his favorite food to the best barbecue in North Carolina, and all points in between Other culinary visits include a French cooking school, the Hamptons, Monte Carlo, Vietnam, Florida, Italy, New York, and LA.Richman bastes his writing with humor, a great deal of tongue in cheek comment, and an even larger amount of o...

  5. Rogue Reader says:

    Pompous, extravagant, officious 80s style dining and reviews GQ reprints no wonder

  6. Leah says:

    There should berange in the star ratings just for books like this While I enjoyed reading this collection of essays, I wouldn t necessarily recommend it to someone, unless they love to drench themselves in sarcasm and biting commentary To say Alan Richman is a pompous critic would be redundant What else do we want in our critics However, readingthan two or three articles at a stretch left me with a nasty twitch Pity the restaurant with the misfortune to serve him I was entertai There should berange in the star ratings just for books like this While I enjoyed reading this collection of essays, I wouldn t necessarily recommend it to someone, unless they love to drench themselves in sarcasm and biting commentary To say Alan Richman is a pompous critic would be redundant What else do we want in our critics However, readingthan two or three articles at a stretch left me with a nasty twitch Pity the restaurant with the misfortune to se...

  7. Angie says:

    I picked this book up because I d read a couple of his things in Bon Appetit that were delightfully hilarious This book, a compilation of some of his magazine articles, was really interesting and funny I don t understand why some of the reviews I read are so harsh on Alan Richman Maybe I relatethan most people because I am also critical of dining experiences I don t know if I d want to go out to eat with him, but he admits as much And, hey, he s a restaurant critic.What do you expect I picked this book up because I d read a couple of his things in Bon Appetit that were delightfully hilarious This book, a compilation of some of his magazine articles, was really interesting and funny I don t understand why some of the reviews I read are so harsh on Alan Richman Maybe I relatethan most people because I am also critical of dining experiences I don t know if I d want to go out to eat with him, but he admits as much And, hey, he s a restaurant critic.What do you expe...

  8. Stephanie says:

    This was a collection of food and wine related columns from various publications like GQ, Food and Wine throughout the 1990s and early 2000s I particularly liked the one about Montreal, Viet Nam, and the ones about France.Best story on a wine drinking buying weekend with professional wine buyers and collectors, he hears a story about an un priced bottle on a menu The group asks, they hear that it costs 14,000 francs 2000USD so they order it Turns out it was 40,000 francs 7000 but it This was a collection of food and wine related columns from various publications like GQ, Food and Wine throughout the 1990s and early 2000s I particularly liked the one about Montreal, Viet Nam, and the ones about France.Best story on a wine drinking buying weekend with professional wine buyers and collectors, he hears a story about an un priced bottle on a menu The group asks, they hear that it costs 14,000 francs 2000USD so they order it Turns out it was 40,000 francs 7000 but it was so go...

  9. Nathan says:

    Richman can craft a good turn of phrase, and he describes food so perfectly that you can almost taste it Not that that s always a good thing he s an unashamed omnivore If you ll pardon the food related metaphor, his chapter on vegans was the sneeze on an already subpar sandwich As well, he s snooty and self satisfied, castigating regular food, even as he rhapsodizes about some foodie porn, look how authentic I am , hole in the wall serving him Moonpies and shredded pigs on sandwich brea Richman can craft a good turn of phrase, and he describes food so perfectly that you can almost taste it Not that that s always a good thing he s an unashamed omnivore If you ll pardon the food related metaphor, his chapter on vegans was the sneeze on an already subpar sandwich As well, he s snooty and self satisfied, castigating regular food, even as he rhapsodizes about some foodie porn, look how authentic I am , hole in the wall serving him Mo...

  10. Marjorie Elwood says:

    Alan Richman is a decidedly fun fellow and this romp through the culinary and oenological landscapes of various countries left me laughing repeatedly It is a collection of essays over the years from a wide variety of publications Some of my favorite portions Indeed, the chunks of snake did have a meat on the bone quality, although snake meat is much chewier than rib meat, probably because snakes wiggle around a lot and pork ribs do not My wife is so irrationally against bread that I now t Alan Richman is a decidedly fun fellow and this romp through the culinary and oenological landscapes of various countries left me laughing repeatedly It is a collection of essays over the years from a wide variety of publications Some of my favorite portions Indeed, the chunks of snake did have a meat on the bone quality, although snake meat is ...

  11. Chris says:

    Alan Richman certainly knows how to write obviously His wry, biting humor came through with every article It just seemed he came across as slightly pretentious which may have been the point and nothing ever fully satisfied him Which is fine, but then in some of his later articles he positions himself as sympathetic It didn t 100% ring true In my mind, there are plenty of writers out there that give a better description of decadent eating I would seek those out before reading Fork It Over Alan Richman certainly knows how to write obviously His wry, biting humor came through with every article It just seemed he came across...

  12. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    I ve had this on my shelf for a while, a gift from in laws Basically a compilation of a bunch of food articles Richman wrote for GQ I have to admit, I found him dull and snooty, but what else are food critics if not those things You shouldn t ea...