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Author Goodyear, Dana.

Title Anything that moves : renegade chefs, fearless eaters, and the making of a new American food culture / Dana Goodyear.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  394.12 GOO    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  394.12 GOO    AVAILABLE
Description 262 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "Portions of this book have appeared in different form in The New Yorker"--Title page verso.
Contents Part I. Squishy or Swank? -- The Scavenger -- Grub -- Backdoor Men -- Part II. Down the Rabbit Hole -- The Rawesome Three -- Double Dare -- Haute Cuisine -- Part III. Discomfort Food -- Guts -- Off Menu -- The Hunt -- Coda.
Summary "New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain in a rollicking narrative look at the shocking extremes of the contemporary American food world. A new American cuisine is forming. Animals never before considered or long since forgotten are emerging as delicacies. Parts that used to be for scrap are centerpieces. Ash and hay are fashionable ingredients, and you pay handsomely to breathe flavored air. Going out to a nice dinner now often precipitates a confrontation with a fundamental question: Is that food? Dana Goodyear's anticipated debut, Anything That Moves, is simultaneously a humorous adventure, a behind-the-scenes look at, and an attempt to understand the implications of the way we eat. This is a universe populated by insect-eaters and blood drinkers, avant-garde chefs who make food out of roadside leaves and wood, and others who serve endangered species and Schedule I drugs--a cast of characters, in other words, who flirt with danger, taboo, and disgust in pursuit of the sublime. Behind them is an intricate network of scavengers, dealers, and pitchmen responsible for introducing the rare and exotic into the marketplace. This is the fringe of the modern American meal, but to judge from history, it will not be long before it reaches the family table. Anything That Moves is a highly entertaining, revelatory look into the raucous, strange, fascinatingly complex world of contemporary American food culture, and the places where the extreme is bleeding into the mainstream"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Food -- Social aspects -- United States.
Food habits -- United States.
Cooking -- Social aspects -- United States.
Extremists -- United States.
Cooks -- United States.
Gourmets -- United States.
COOKING / Essays.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-
ISBN 9781594488375 (hardback)
1594488371 (hardback)

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