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Alice, Lets Eat

by Trillin, Calvin

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of “something decent to eat.” Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d’oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel (“just in case”). And though Alice “has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day,” on the road she proves to be a serious eater–despite “seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation.”

"Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language."--New York magazineIn this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of "something decent to eat." Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d'oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel ("just in case"). And though Alice "has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day," on the road she proves to be a serious eater--despite "seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation." Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin "a classic American humorist.""One of the most brilliant humorists of our times . . . Trillin is guaranteed good reading."--Charleston Post and Courier"Read Trillin and laugh out loud."--TimeFrom the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Bookseller: Kayleighbug Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 037905
  • Title: Alice, Lets Eat
  • Author: Trillin, Calvin
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1568521057
  • ISBN 13: 9781568521053
  • Publisher: Konecky & Konecky
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1996
  • Bookseller catalogs: Travel;


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