Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays

  • Title: Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays
  • Author: Betty Fussell
  • ISBN: 9781619027855
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Free Read Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays - by Betty Fussell - Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays, Eat Live Love Die Selected Essays Betty Fussell is an inspiring badass She s not just the award winning author of numerous books ranging from biography and memoir to cookbooks and food history not just a winner of the James Beard Foun
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    About Betty Fussell


    1. Betty Harper Fussell is an award winning American writer and is the author of eleven books, ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history and memoir Over the last 50 years, her essays on food, travel and the arts have appeared in scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers as varied as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Saveur, Vogue, Food Wine, Metropolitan Home and Gastronomica Her memoir, My Kitchen Wars, was performed in Hollywood and New York as a one woman show by actress Dorothy Lyman Her most recent book is Raising Steaks The Life and Times of American Beef, and she is now working on How to Cook a Coyote A Manual of Survival in NYC.


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    1. I have been avoiding my Kindle because I know that this the book I left off on, and when I try to read it I almost instantly go into skim mode I think that s a sign that these essays aren t for me From the description, I expected maybe some lighter reading but thought I d still enjoy it.

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    2. Betty Fussell begins her collection of essays by reminding us that she is approaching ninety, so it s no surprise that her writing has a slightly old fashioned tone By that I mean that when she writes about food, she does not write about celebrity chefs or trendy techniques likes sous vide or about head to tail dining She writes about learning to cook as a young wife and about the history of jello and the evolution of oysters in American cuisine and the place of cafeterias in American social lif [...]

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    3. I picked this up at Powell s in Portland in February and it was my pre bedtime read for quite a while, I limited myself to a few pages each night, the writing is delightful and I wanted to savor every last bit Around mid September I reached the sections where she wrote about her divorce and splitting of households, for a range of personal reasons those essays really resonated with me and helped me through some difficult spots.

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    4. So well writtenis is a master s work

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    5. I loved how irascible and fascinating Betty Fussell is as a food writer She reflects on her generation s insecurities girls in women s colleges trying to date WWII veterans, heavy drinkers struggling to raise families and stick together maritally speaking She doesn t glamourize, but at the same time, through her reflections on her experiences and her generation, you realize how remarkable it is that she became a film scholar, a food historian, and a popular columnist, at the same time that she w [...]

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