9780802148223-0802148220-First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal

First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal

ISBN-13: 9780802148223
ISBN-10: 0802148220
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eagle, Thom
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780802148223
ISBN-10: 0802148220
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Eagle, Thom
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Grove Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Eagle, Thom wrote First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal comprising 240 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0802148220 and 9780802148223. Since then First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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First, Catch is a cookbook without recipes, an invitation to journey through the digressive mind of a chef at work, and a hymn to a singular nine-dish festive spring lunch. In Eagle’s kitchen, open shelves reveal colorful jars of vegetables pickling over the course of months, and a soffritto of onions, celery, and carrots cook slowly under a watchful gaze in a skillet heavy enough to double as a murder weapon. Eagle has both the sharp eye of a food scientist as he tries to identify the seventeen unique steps of boiling water, as well as of that of a roving food historian as he ponders what the spice silphium tasted like to the Romans, who over-ate it to worldwide extinction. He is a tour guide to the world of ingredients, a culinary explorer, and thoughtful commentator on the ways immigration, technology, and fashion has changed the way we eat. He is also a food philosopher, asking the question: at what stage does cooking begin? Is it when we begin to apply heat or acid to ingredients? Is it when we gather and arrange what we will cook―and perhaps start to salivate? Or does it start even earlier, in the wandering late-morning thought, “What should I eat for lunch?”

Irreverent and charming, yet also illuminating and brilliantly researched, First, Catch encourages us to slow down and focus on what it means to cook. With this astonishing and beautiful book, Thom Eagle joins the ranks of great food writers like M.F.K. Fisher, Alice Waters, and Samin Nosrat in offering us inspiration to savor, both in and out of the kitchen.

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