Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

Food: A Love Story
Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, author and actor who only wishes he was as thin as the cake-topper groom on the cover of his book.  When he is not eating in airports, he overeats in New York.  

A list of different types of vegetables reads like the roster of attendees at an international conference for the barely edibles.
Brussels Sprouts: Clearly some kind of cruel joke by God.
Bell Pepper: Probably what makes cooked bell peppers so special is that they can ruin the taste of any dish they are in. Green, red, yellow, or orange peppers—you can change the color, but when I see one, I prepare for dis­appointment. Green is by far the worst of the culprits. Green peppers can make the best steak bitter and a grown man cry.
Radish: Interesting fact: No one has ever really wanted to eat more than one radish in a lifetime. Radishes are a fascinating example of how something can be both tasteless and burn your tongue at the same time.
Celery: Celery better get buffalo wings a great holiday pres­ent every year.
Squash: The name says it all. Pretty much the only thing that can squash my appetite.
Cauliflower: The unpainted broccoli imposter.
Asparagus: Most interesting thing about asparagus is how fast it makes your pee smell like asparagus.
Zucchini: The cucumber’s ugly and disappointing cousin. (Similar to what the raisin cookie is to the chocolate chip cookie.)
Cucumber: The cucumber is just a pickle before it started drinking.

My Thoughts - 
I listened to the audio of this book with Jim Gaffigan reading his work.  It was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed the book from the beginning to the end.  My husband who does not listen to audios happened to be in my car with the CD playing and he listened for a while and he now wants to read the entire book.  A fun take on the food habits and "tastes" of our country.

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