Everything I Ate

by Tucker Shaw

June 3, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Tucker Shaw is a man who loves to eat. And for 365 days, from January 1 to December 31st, he has photographed every nibble, entrC)e, side dish, and snack, every slice of birthday cake, poached egg, mango pavlova, and bacon cheeseburger. "Everything I Ate" is Tucker''s personal homage to food, and in a culture where food is so often the enemy, where so many of us seek to suppress our appetites and conceal our guilty pleasures, this curiously intimate food diary is an out-and-out celebration of the joys of eating. Arranged in chronological order and featuring short captions including date, time, food, place, and any company enjoyed, the photographs reveal one man''s rituals and patterns (he has a brief love affair with a morning brioche, but it is his midnight bowl of cereal that really stands by him in the end). What exactly does this food play-by-play prove? The simple truth that personal data is extraordinarily universal. Here is a tribute to the ways in which food sustains us, connects us, and makes us human. With 2500 color images packed into nearly 500 pages (and too many calories to count), "Everything I Ate is a fast-paced ride through one man''s year-long culinary adventure.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 2.66 × 2.11 × 0.39 in

Published: June 3, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811847721

ISBN - 13: 9780811847728

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Everything I Ate

by Tucker Shaw

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 2.66 × 2.11 × 0.39 in

Published: June 3, 2005

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811847721

ISBN - 13: 9780811847728

About the Book

Tucker Shaw is a man who loves to eat. And for 365 days, from January 1 to December 31st, he has photographed every nibble, entree, side dish, and snack, every slice of birthday cake, every poached egg, mango pavlova, and bacon cheeseburger. "Everything I Ate is Tucker's personal homage to food, and in a culture where food is so often the enemy, and many of us seek to suppress our appetites and conceal our guilty pleasures, this curiously intimate food diary is an out and out celebration of the joys of eating.

From the Publisher

Tucker Shaw is a man who loves to eat. And for 365 days, from January 1 to December 31st, he has photographed every nibble, entrC)e, side dish, and snack, every slice of birthday cake, poached egg, mango pavlova, and bacon cheeseburger. "Everything I Ate" is Tucker''s personal homage to food, and in a culture where food is so often the enemy, where so many of us seek to suppress our appetites and conceal our guilty pleasures, this curiously intimate food diary is an out-and-out celebration of the joys of eating. Arranged in chronological order and featuring short captions including date, time, food, place, and any company enjoyed, the photographs reveal one man''s rituals and patterns (he has a brief love affair with a morning brioche, but it is his midnight bowl of cereal that really stands by him in the end). What exactly does this food play-by-play prove? The simple truth that personal data is extraordinarily universal. Here is a tribute to the ways in which food sustains us, connects us, and makes us human. With 2500 color images packed into nearly 500 pages (and too many calories to count), "Everything I Ate is a fast-paced ride through one man''s year-long culinary adventure.

About the Author

A relationship columnist and life-long food fan, Tucker Shaw (New York) is the author of Flavor of the Week: A Love Story. His work has appeared in Gourmet and Rolling Stone.

Editorial Reviews

You could have fearlessly bet money, a lot of it, that I''d love this new book, Everything I Ate: A Year in the Life of My Mouth, by Tucker Shaw (Chronicle Books, $14.95). It combines a lot of my favorite things: food, pictures of food, restaurants, home cooking, New York, Las Vegas, Italy, obsessiveness, lists, holiday celebrations, rituals, and so on. Mr. Shaw, a New York writer of young adult novels with snappy titles (Confessions of a Backup Dancer, Flavor of the Week), as well as a book of sex advice for teens with a snappy title (This Book Is About Sex), photographed everything he ate in 2004, from oatmeal in the morning to cold cereal late at night (he must have a cereal collection rivaling Jerry Seinfeld''s), often traversing fancy restaurants and takeout shops during the day. -SF Weekly
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