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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781594632877
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99
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Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture



Dana Goodyear looks at what we eat and tells us who we are, placing this moment of transition within a vivid historical framework, and showing us how food that seems extreme today may well change the American diet forever.

In the new American cuisine, no culinary taboo is too fixed to overturn, no animal or vegetable too lowly to exalt in the temples of gastronomy. At once an uproarious behind-the-scenes adventure and a serious attempt to understand the implications of the way we eat, Anything That Moves is a highly entertaining and revelatory look inside the complex world of the obsessive diners and provocative chefs who are transforming the national palate. From Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold to a high-end Las Vegas purveyor of rate and exotic ingredients and the traffickers of raw milk and other forbidden products, this rollicking story revolves around a cast of fascinating and unexpected characters who flirt with danger and disgust in pursuit of the sublime.

Dana Goodyear looks at what we eat and tells us who we are, placing this moment of transition within a vivid historical framework, and showing us how food that seems extreme today may well change the American diet forever.

'[A] highly enjoyable and memorable journey through the brave and strange new world of avant-garde cuisine.' The Boston Globe

'Riveting, hilarious, disturbing, and downright disgusting . . . the perfect antidote to a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving.' Dani Shapiro, More

'It was like reading Bruce Chatwin on Patagonia or Ryszard Kapuscinski on Ethiopia, maybe even Norman Mailer on war. I don't want to be there, but I want to have already been there.' Newsweek

'The overall effect is of sharing a story-packed meal with Goodyear, and experience any real gourmand would savor-as long as you can occasionally opt not to have what she's having.' Entertainment Weekly

  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781594632877
  • Imprint: Riverhead
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

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