Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite by John ThorneMouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite by John Thorne

Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His Appetite

byJohn Thorne, Matt Lewis Thorne

Paperback | November 25, 2008

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Ever since his first book, Simple Cooking, and its acclaimed successors, Outlaw Cook, Serious Pig, and Pot on the Fire, John Thorne has been hailed as one of the most provocative, passionate, and accessible food writers at work today. In Mouth Wide Open, his fifth collection, he has prepared a feast for the senses and intellect, charting a cook's journey from ingredient to dish in illuminating essays that delve into the intimate pleasures of pistachios, the Scottish burr of real marmalade, how the Greeks made a Greek salad, the (hidden) allure of salt anchovies, and exploring the uncharted territory of improvised breakfasts and resolutely idiosyncratic midnight snacks. Most of all, his inimitable warmth, humor, and generosity of spirit inspire us to begin our own journey of discovery in the kitchen and in the age-old comfort and delight of preparing food.

John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne live in Northampton, Massachusetts, where they publish the food letter Simple Cooking. Their most recent book, Pot on the Fire, won a James Beard Foundation Book Award.
Title:Mouth Wide Open: A Cook and His AppetiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0374531439

ISBN - 13:9780374531430

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Editorial Reviews

"Those new to [Thorne's work] will experience the joy of prose that welcomes you to the hearth and invites you to stay . . . Each nuance and thought provides a doorway into the contemplation of a life well-savored." -Kyla Wazana, San Francisco Chronicle on Pot on the Fire"The Thornes will bring out the culinary adventurer in you, whether or not you ever leave home . . . Everthing John Thorne writes, in prose rubbed shiny like river stones, is . . . rich in substance and texture." -Sylvia Carter, Newsday on Pot on the Fire"With every collection, [Thorne's] accounts . . . make richer reading." -Corby Kummer, The New York Times Book Review on Pot on the Fire