A Really Big Lunch: Meditations on Food and Life from the Roving Gourmand
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Author(s): Jim Harrison,
ISBN-10: 0802126464
ISBN-13: 9780802126467
Published: 2017-03-24
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages: 272
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“[A] culinary combo plate of Hunter S. Thompson, Ernest Hemingway, Julian Schnabel, and Sam Peckinpah . . . Harrison writes with enough force to make your knees buckle and with infectious zeal that makes you turn the pages hungry for more . . . Jim Harrison has staked out a distinctive place in the world of food writing.”–Jane and Michael Stern,New York Times Book Review onThe Raw and the Cooked New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison was one of this country’s most beloved writers, a muscular, brilliantly economic stylist with a salty wisdom. He also wrote some of the best essays on food around, earning praise as “the poet laureate of appetite” (Dallas Morning News).A Really Big Lunch, to be published on the one-year anniversary of Harrison’s death, collects many of his food pieces for the first time–and taps into his larger-than-life appetite with wit and verve. Jim Harrison’s legendary gourmandise is on full display inA Really Big Lunch. From the titularNew Yorker piece about a French lunch that went to thirty-seven courses, to pieces fromBrick,Playboy, Kermit Lynch Newsletter, and more on the relationship between hunter and prey, or the obscure language of wine reviews,A Really Big Lunch is shot through with Harrison’s pointed aper�us and keen delight in the pleasures of the senses. And between the lines the pieces give glimpses of Harrison’s life over the last three decades.A Really Big Lunch is a literary delight that will satisfy every appetite. “Harrison is the American Rabelais, and he is at his irreverent and excessive best in this collection.” –John Skowles,San Diego Union-Tribune onThe Raw and the Cooked

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