Food: A Love Story

Food: A Love Story❮Reading❯ ➸ Food: A Love Story Author Jim Gaffigan – Ci sono amori travolgenti immortali uello per il cibo ad esempio Chi mangia non ama solo con il cuore ma anche con la testa gli occhi e lo stomaco In uesto campo Jim Gaffigan è il più grande amatore Ci sono amori travolgenti immortali uello per il cibo ad esempio Chi mangia non ama solo con il cuore ma anche con la testa gli occhi e lo stomaco In uesto campo Jim Gaffigan è il più grande amatore del mondo ingurgita di tutto di giorno e di notte uando è triste perché è triste uando è felice perché è felice Talvolta anche in compagnia di sua moglie Jeannie e dei suoi cinue figli che adora come fossero ciambelle Se anche voi Food: A Epub / amate la tavola e ridere ui c’è pane per i vostri denti “Il cibo secondo jim” è il più irriverente divertente e caustico libro sul cibo mai scritto. Mind you I'm not criticizing the biscuits and gravy or the chicken and waffles I find them delightful I'm just saying if I lived down there I would be dead p48I remember when I was ten years old looking around at my small Indiana town that didn't even have a McDonald's and thinking I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE THERE'S BEEN SOME MISTAKE p 53They are heroes really Or drug dealers Either way they are allowed to be jerks Thank you arrogant view spoiler coffee shop employee hide spoiler I was ugly laughingI relate so deeply that it feels like he is watching me through my windows I think I found my long lost brother Yes JimI doA book on totally embracing all your food sins? Sign me up I try and eat healthyAvoid McDonald's Not eat Bacon for everymeal Notice how Bacon gets capitilized it should always eat some veggiesand fruit Who am I kidding? In this book you don't read it for the fruit You read it to have fun with food Even when it kills you Jim Gaffigan doesn't care if you eat McDonald's He admits he does Even when he hides behind the counters so that you can't see him there I think he might be a chubby evil genius though He comes up with the idea of restaurants helping you when you go out to eat Instead of wine sommeliers the joints should have fattelierCase in point Fattelier Well I'd get the chili cheese fries with the cheese on the side You get cheese that wayGeniusNow is Gaffigan a foodie? Heck no He is an eatie I think I'm going to give up being a foodie and just join his idea It sounds like way fun Plus I'm kinda lazy too So win win Now I do know that Gaffigan gained some fame from his routine with Hot Pockets and there is mention of them in this book But that part was the most boring thing in the book so I admit to skimming there I'm not even brave enough to eat those suckers So ain't nobody got time for that He also is not a big fan of sea bugs seafood so if you love the stuff just get prepared to maybe not love it so much after reading this book The book is fun though He takes you to some of his favorite burger places places to get BB talks about grits in the south describes the eating experiences of American holidaysI loved it So just embrace your eating At least as long as it takes to power through this book Because you gonna be hungry Not for kale either Booksource I received a copy of this book from blogging for books in exchange for review I got interested in this book through a twisty little road First Jeff's review of this book started itthen I went and saw Kelly's review of this bookand she had food porn postedwith cake So I knew I had to read thisBut I've always featured those two farters on this so I'm featuring Licha's review because she is awesome Go show her some loveand eat some bacon and donuts Find all of my reviews at DATE TODAY 1021 YUMMY YUMMYAs a person who enjoys Jim Gaffigan’s stand up routine I jumped at the chance to read Dad is Fat Unfortunately probably due to the fact that I’m raising my own brood of horrible offspring that one fell just a tad flat for me However as a fellow chubbo I was all grabby hands when it came to getting a copy of Food A Love Story Wait you know what this review could use? A DONUT Ahhhhh much better Where was I? Oh yes being a fatty Like Gaffigan I too have been accused of “eating my feelings” a time or twelve – and my response is the same as Jim’s “Yeah but these feelings are DELICIOUS” There are no endorphins released from eating tofu but a giant plate of Chili Mac from Steak ‘N Shake can bring a da happy While we’re talking about Chili Mac let me take an aside to address the good folks at Pinterest STOP trying to say you have a recipe for this concoction You don’t As someone who lived in a town without a Steak ‘N Shake for years I can tell you I’ve attempted to recreate this magic again and again It simply can’t be doneAs the title states this is Jim Gaffigan’s ode to food It’s about the foods he loves the foods he hates and of course – Hot Pockets While I’m not sure I’d recommend reading it from start to finish without taking a breather like I did I can say every chapter made me smile and several drew some big hardy har hars Gaffigan is funny and once I saw he claimed Oklahoma Joe’s to be Kansas City’s #1 BB spot I was a firm believer that he really knows his shit when it comes to porking out That’s Oklahoma Joe’s Yep it’s a gas station that also happens to sell the best barbecue in a city KNOWN for barbecue jointsIf you’re contemplating when you’re going to go grab your next kale burger this is probably not the book for you but if you like to laugh almost as much as you like to eat then you should definitely check it out I feel like I would be a failure as a plump reviewer if I didn’t include some recommendations of my own so here goes if you’re on a diet you best just back away from the computer now I’m going to skip the obvious like “if you’re ever in Chicago you should go to Gino’s East” because duh if you’re ever in Chicago you should go to Gino’s East Instead I’m going to focus on the place I grew up and the place I live now I’ll begin with my hometown of Galesburg Illinois If you ever find yourself stuck in flyover country you probably won’t be surprised to know that the corn fed members of the US population eat pretty tasty stuff in order to maintain their physiues ; No trip to Galesburg should EVER happen without a stop at Dixon’s Coney Island They’ve been in business since Jesus was a toddler and serve up the most delicious greasy coney dog you’ll ever shove in your face This sounds grotesue but order at least 4 preferably 6 It’ll just save you a walk of shame back up to the counter begging for Happy Joe’s now spans a few states in the Midwest rather than only Illinois and their taco pizza is something that’s been raved about for years but I’m telling you to skip the taco pizza and get the BLT instead Yes mayo on a pizza No additional charge for the heart attackSometimes you don’t mess with perfection The best cake in the universe comes from no other place than Costco It only costs like 15 and it is to die for Literally If you eat than one piece there’s a 98% chance you’ll get diabetesIf you want to eat a sea scorpion order it from Legal Seafoods It comes covered in seaweed and is alive and kicking until you put it in the pot of death “Can you hear the lobsters screaming Clarice????”Same goes for donuts The best donuts hands down are made at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland Pay the billion dollars and have a box shipped to you It’s worth it Make sure you order a maple bacon insert Homer Simpson drool noise However if you are in Kansas City and want to experience something other than the deliciousness that is Dunkin’ you should seek out the Donut King Not only do they have every type of donut your heart desires they cook them fresh 24 hours a day You’re probably asking yourself “why is this dumb broad including a picture of her house?” Well smartypants it’s not my house This is a pretty well known establishment called Stroud’s It’s been featured on about every “eating across America” type of program on the Food Channel and for good reason Dinner is served family style with heaping bowls of green beans potatoes and gravy cinnamon rolls and of course chicken I don’t eat meat with bones in it that’s what she said rimshot so I always opt for the chicken fried steak Trust me when I say it’s worth the clogged arties While you’re there you can also get a super appropriate T shirt to wear to your next parentteacher conference Last but not least if you’re ever in KC you should take a stroll down 39th Street This is where the hipsters live but don’t let that detract from your enjoyment Regular weirdos like me have lived there too The best place to eat is Fric Frac If you’re lucky the wicked hot bartender will be working but even if he’s not the food is killer What do I recommend? Why the Kelly of course ARC provided by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review Maybe all Americans should just eat starving people from other nationsmaybe it's just me but I was dying laughing silly when Jim Gaffigan spit out the sentenceI had another thought perhaps the hungry people should eat the obese Americans Go ahead Spank me I've a sick sense of humor but I was very entertained during my walks with this book WAY TOO FUNNYAudiobookHILARIOUS Crab oysters lobster anchovies and octopus are nothing but sea buggers swimming at the bottom of the ocean which can just stay there as far as Jim Gaffigan is concernand you know forgive me but I agree with him I'm not a fan of ANY SHELLFISHI don't like it and it doesn't like me Shellfish and are not friends so everything Jim was preaching about Shellfish was a feeling like 'coming home' GOGOJimJim says he's an eatie not a foodie I can 'somewhat' relate I know I'm not a foodie I could care less about the gourmet foods that many of my friends so enjoyI rather eat something near my own town if not in my own kitchen than spend my time traveling afar just to eat the best 'whatever ever' Where I don't relate is that everything tastes better with cheese and I don't like gravy I'm not a fast food eater nor do I care much for fancy cuisineSo I'm sorta a plain Jane boring eater who likes basic food the way Mother Nature grows its No matter if you are a veggie boy or girl a proud junk food eatiefollow a paleo dieteat food at all enjoy laughing want to know learn where to get a great BB meal in Kansas with 5 kids local gas stationand other 'around the country' food tidbits of interesting information Then READ THIS BOOK FOR PURE FUNNY BONE laughsBetter yetlisten to the audiobook Jim not slim Jim Gaffigan is a lovable guy too Jim GaffiganJim Gaffigan is an American stand up comedian actor and writer His comedy routines are generally about fatherhood indolence being out of shape and food Gaffigan's books are based on his stand up material so if you've seen his shows or TV specials you know what to expectI read the author's first book Dad is Fat and enjoyed the collection of fun anecdotes about Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie raising their five kids in a two bedroom New York City apartment In this second book Gaffigan addresses another one of his favorite subjects foodGaffigan likes to joke about his big belly and insatiable appetite and notes I try to stick to three meals a day and three at night The comic travels all over the country to perform and being 'too lazy' to research restaurants relies on local residents and Twitter followers to direct him to tasty eateriesThus the comic is well acuainted with restaurants in every state and riffs on all manner of burger places pizzerias sandwich shops food courts fine dining establishments family eateries buffets diners and so on If he hasn't been to your favorite bistro café or deli it's because no one pointed him in that directionGaffigan asserts I'm not a foodie I'm an eatie and admits that some of his favorite foods are steak cheeseburgers bacon French fries Chicago deep dish pizza Katz's pastrami sandwiches New York bagels Mexican food cake and On the other hand Gaffigan shuns fruits vegetables and seafoodand wants to stop the manufacture of American cheeseTo provide a feel for the humor in the book I'll give some examples of Gaffigan's bits Just picture the comedian reciting these uips I hate shellfish If something looks like it could crawl out from under your refrigerator I won't eat it There's not a nickel worth of difference between a lobster and a scorpionLobster scorpion Oysters are like snot from a rock And they're supposed to be an aphrodisiac What? It's likely that after you eat an oyster you're so happy to be alive you'll sleep with anyoneOysters Every city in the Southeast has its own uniue type of food found only in that city And it all happens to be called barbecue Touring the South doing standup feels like an 'eating barbecue' tourBarbecue place in AlabamaBarbecue place in Mississippi There's an old Weight Watchers' saying Nothing tastes as good as thin feels I for one can think of a thousand things that taste better than thin feels Many of them are two word phrases that end with cheese like cheddar cheese blue cheese and grilled cheeseCheese plate At meals with our five children my wife Jeanie likes to say Grace I view saying Grace as ready set and Amen is goGaffigan family enjoying dessert Mexican food is so good you'd think the REAL immigration problem would be fat guys like me sneaking across the border INTO Mexico It's hard to screw up Mexican food The Midwestern suburban Mexican food I grew up with consisted of the same four ingredients nachos are tortillas with cheese meat and vegetables; burritos are tortillas with cheese meat and vegetables Ditto for tostadas and chimichangas It's all the same stuff in different shapesMexican food I hate when I try to order a salad My mouth says I'll have a double uarter pounder with cheese It's like I have auto correct in my mouth My heart may be willing but my brain abdicated to my taste buds long agoDouble uarter pounder with cheese Nobody likes fruit Fruit takes too much work You have to wash it And you have to take off that sticker Al uaeda put on thereApple with sticker Bacon is the candy of meat Bacon makes people happy Bacon holds a special place in my heartand my stomach I love everything about bacon even the name You can't tell me some of the success of Kevin Bacon isn't related to his name After all no one wants to see a Kevin Tofu movieBaconKevin Bacon I love going to the grocery store For me it's like going to an art museum of food I've eaten In grocery stores food is on display at its finest All the fruits are shiny and color coordinated I love the food packaging; it's like the clothing of food It seems the fancier the food the nicer the packaging While Pepperidge Farm bread is packaged in the euivalent of a three piece suit generic cereal comes in plastic bagsand lives on the bottom shelf like it's homelessGrocery store Getting food delivered to my home involves two of my favorite activities Eating and not moving The worst part of delivery for me is getting up and answering the door Grocery delivery I find milk unappealing but what we make from cow's breast milk is truly amazing Cheese ice cream whipped cream butter Everyone loves cheese Supposedly the average American eats 23 pounds of cheese a year Milk products My thoughts on cheesesCheddar is the utility cheese It works great everywhere Great on a hamburger great on a sandwich even great with a piece of apple pieCheddar cheeseBlue cheese is an acuired taste and I acuired it It's not my daily cheese but it's one of my favorites Blue cheese is like the ice cream sundae of cheeseBlue cheeseSwiss is the grapefruit juice of cheese No one really wants Swiss cheese but it's nice to provide a choice for the occasional weirdo who wants something gross tasting Swiss cheeseAmerican cheese I hate American cheese This would be my letter to KraftDear Kraft I hope you are well Regarding American cheese I'd like you to stop making it please It's disgusting and completely unsatisfying Let me be clear up front I'm a huge fan of cheese I love cheese I've gone to wine and cheese events just for the cheese But American cheese is the worst of all cheeses I think the plastic that you wrap the slices in is tastier than the cheese American cheese McDonalds is the true king of burgers Burger King is the imposter king It's motto is Not as good as McDonalds' McDonald's burgerBurger King burger If McDonald's is the one true king of burgers Wendy's is the kingslayer Wendy's is my favorite of the fast food chains I always think of Wendy's as a real restaurant I sometimes walk by Wendy's and think 'Shoot I wish I didn't just eat' But then I just get a double anywayWendy's burger Dessert is special In diners and truck stops desserts are sometimes put in a rotating glass case like they're some of ueen Elizabeth's jewelry Dessert display I travel a lot and spend an enormous amount of time in airports If your job involves traveling you understand It's too exhausting Counting the time going to and from the airport packing going through security flight delays and picking up checked luggage a flight from New York to Chicago takes a week Of all food options at airports I consider 'Auntie Anne's Pretzels' a last resort I love pretzels and have contemplated a world with only pretzel bread on many occasions But Auntie Anne's is not for me because I don't consider a grease soaked pretzel appealing To be fair Auntie Anne's is not just pretzels They also have pretzel dogs and pretzels with pepperonis on them and pretzels rolled in cinnamon sugar andthat's it There are dipping sauces at Auntie Anne's that are distinguished by the ailments they cause this sauce causes heart disease this sauce causes liver failure I love living in New York City My favorite part of NYC is the bagel NYC has the best bagels There's something special about the NYC bagel I wasn't always a bagel snob Back in Indiana I could go through a sleeve of frozen Lender's bagels before they were even thawed As a college student in Washington DC I worked in a café and discovered the masterpiece that is a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese and bacon But it was in NYC that i received my bagel education Bagels in NYC are dense flavorful and when toasted develop this crunchy outer crust that becomes its own entity When you bite through that crunchy outer layer and experience the warm chewy insides of a NYC bagel you will become a believer too and you will forsake all other bagelsBagelsI listened to the audio version of the book narrated by the author and got a lot of laughs I'd recommend the book to readers or listeners who like clean stand up comedy in book formNote To me this book cover Jim Gaffigan marrying a hot dog is hilarious Gaffigan would probably say though that the wiener isn't as beautiful as his wife JeannieJeannie GaffiganYou can follow my reviews at Thank you Mr Gaffigan for my first book of 2016 and a good way to startIn spring of 2000 I went to The Late Show with David Letterman the guests were Jackie Chan and up and coming and little known comedian Jim Gaffigan I am excited that years later I can say that I was there to see someone before they were big and have the opportunity to name drop in a Goodreads reviewI enjoyed Gaffigan's cynical and humorous approach to foods of every kind While I didn't always agree with his sentiment I love shellfish I knew exactly what he was getting at and realized I had thought the same thing myself from time to time Also his poking fun of something followed by praise often made me wonder if he loved it or hated itAnother thing I like was that the humor was clean Not that I mind cuss words but it seems like lately when I try and watch a stand up comedian they use foul language as a crutch and the material doesn't end up being very funny Food lovers of the world unite and read Food A Love Story between bites of your burritoNote I listened to this book and at one point I did pull over and buy a burger because Gaffigan made me want one SO BADLY If aliens studied Earth they would come to the conclusion that the United States is somehow consuming food on behalf of other countriesAnd so begins Comedian Jim Gaiffigan's Food A Love Story Actually that's not how it begins I just thought the uote sounded almost philosophical plus I wanted to use the grandiose And so begins I could have just as well started with I’m convinced that anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food is a psychopathbecause that my friend is fact Gaffigan loves food If you've ever watched one of his comedy specials this will soon become apparent Food usually makes its way into his routine sooner or later and his skewering of Hot Pockets has become legendary No doubt the big success of his previous book pushed him into doing a second book and so why not do one solely about food? Gaffigan's a casual eater not a connoisseur He's not even obese he's merely overweight So why should we care what he has to say about food? Because he's funny that's why Disagree with me? Then you can just get out Go on this review ain't big enough for the two of us Food A Love Story is not knock you over the head funny from start to finish It's got a conversational tone especially if you listen to the audiobook which I always suggest when reading a comedian's book Yeah you may know their voice but inflection is of paramount importance and you're not as clever in that regard as you think you are But anyway my point was if you came purely for the punchlines you will be disappointed The book isn't joke after joke it's like this It would be embarrassing trying to explain what an appetizer is to someone from a starving country “Yeah the appetizer—that’s the food we eat before we have our food No no you’re thinking of dessert—that’s food we have after we have our food We eat tons of food Sometimes there’s so much we just stick it in a bag and bring it home Then we throw it out the next day Maybe give it to the dogOf course this book isn't as funny as his stand up Comedians work really hard to come up with an hour's worth of material which they tour with for often a year Here we have six hours of material written for this book I doubt he wrote it with the idea that he'd do a six year tour with it Gaffigan isn't a particularly healthy eater Junk food fills these pages like it fills our guts and the deepest darkest places of our empty souls You ever talk to an old person? I mean a really really old person They always have this exhausted look on their face that says I can’t believe I’m still here I would’ve eaten so much ice cream Why did I ever consume kale?His road touring life has forced him given him the golden opportunity to pretend he has no choice but to eat poorly thus bringing him into close and constant contact with what passes for restaurant food here in America Fast food joints come in for a good solid de pantsing as he does a virtual tour around the States listing his favorite chains and then breaking it down to the regional chains like WaffleHouse and Whataburger Regional foods I almost said cuisine ha are reminisced such as Chicago's deep dish pizza Seattle's coffee NY bagels and the South's maternal love for bb After reading this I had to clear my head of Gaffigan's intentional food nonsense by reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma You're just not going to find deep scientific insight in Food This is for the laughs Although there are some borderline poignant passages Nobody believes in racial profiling until they get a red haired sushi chef with a southern accentI think everyone is aware how disgusting snails are and that’s why they are served in a bowl of wine and butter and called “escargots” which is a French word loosely translated as “denial” Often on the menu oysters will be listed as “oysters on the half shell” As opposed to what? “In a Kleenex?” Even the way you are supposed to eat an oyster indicates something counterintuitive “Sueeze some lemon on it a dab of hot sauce throw the oyster down the back of your throat take a shot of vodka and try to forget you just ate snot from a rock” That is not how you eat something That is how you overdose on sleeping pillsOkay so those weren't poignant at all but they did give me a chuckle and that's all I truly expected from this book The Hook I love food but food or actually the calories don’t necessarily love me The Line Triscuits are just shredded wheat in cracker formThe Sinker – My GR friend Elyse recommended this book Ha she’s the one who complained today that I’m adding books to her TBR pile Doesn’t she know that books to lovers of reading are worse than potato chips? Some readers have watched Jim Gaffigan perform stand up comedy and were disappointed that some of the material in Food A Love Story is covered in his shows Others who are familiar with his routine were easily able to enjoy the old and the new I didn’t know Jim from Adam so all the monologues were new to me What I wondered was whether I would be able to listen to six discs of Jim talking about food? No problem Even with a few repetitive segments I found myself just enjoying my daily walk with Jim You know immediately that Gaffigan knows of what he speaks He’s a big guy he’s the first to call himself well to be polite not thin He embraces all that food I’ve given up You know bacon Cinnabon pizza with lots of cheese and meat full fat ice cream; the list goes on There’s much to laugh at and much to laugh with Jim as he describes his passion for food Each reader is bound to feel a connection with Jim as he covers the food they can’t resist For me the segment about Triscuits the cardboard kind had me laughing as I opened yet another box a staple for me Forgive me for this Jim’s take on oysters had me gob snot snickering Jim can’t resist mentioning cops and donuts Who hasn’t seen a cop in a donut shop no offense intended? For that matter this gal who hasn’t had a donut in years found myself craving a good ol’ bismark like they used to make at a donut shop in RI name escapes me Whether Jim’s talking about Fast Food venues famous restaurants ethnic specialties or City food all get the Gaffigan treatment Did I mention the humor is clean? I really appreciated that Need a chuckle in your life? Take a chance and read or listen but don’t begin if you’re hungry I think it was Plato who struggled over the uestion What is the difference between seeing a doughnut and wanting to eat a doughnut? The answer is of course One second Until this book ended up in my hands I really wasn't too familiar with comedian Jim Gaffigan I bought it for the subject matter food I love food particularly food that is not good for me Gaffigan loves food even than I do Just take a gander at himHe looks like a typical TV sitcom dad pudgy and middle aged yet somehow endowed with an impossibly hot wife Come to think of it that sort of describes my husband Just kidding honey This is a guy who knows all about irresistible cravings and obviously lacks willpower Just like me I often find myself thinking about what I will eat at my next meal while I'm in the middle of eating a meal I see nothing wrong with that I've had days where dinner is honestly the best thing that happens to me Despite Gaffigan's status as a stand up comedian his book is not just a series of Did you ever notice uips but a well organized and well written treatise on the American lifestyle If anything defines American eating it is the uantity of food we consume That would explain why the All You Can Eat Buffet is such an American phenomenon and it makes perfect sense that it started in Las Vegas Some of the most amazing restaurants in the world are in Las Vegas but the real local specialty is the All You Can Eat Buffet Buffets are as common in Vegas as glitter and regrettable behavior The Vegas casino buffets are expansive and ridiculous In other words completely American You can get sushi mac and cheese and doughnuts all in the same meal God Bless America It would be embarrassing trying to explain what an appetizer is to someone from a starving country Yeah the appetizer that's the food we eat before we have our food No no you're thinking of dessert that's the food we have after we have our food We eat tons of food Sometimes there's so much we just stick it in a bag Maybe give it to the dog Some other things that made me snicker If you don't know what a churro is just try to picture a ribbed doughnut stick A churro is not fluffy like a doughnut but rather hard and crunchy It's like the pipe cleaner of pastry It seems everyone I knew had that same thin bottle of A1 It always felt like it was empty right before it flooded your steak Ironically the empty feeling bottle never seemed to run out I think most people still have the same bottle of A1 that they had in 1989 Once I looked at the back of a bottle of A1 and was not surprised to find that one of the ingredients was magic Gaffigan's take on Easter GUY 1 Easter is the day Jesus rose from the dead What should we do?GUY 2 How about eggs?GUY 1 Well what does that have to do with Jesus?GUY 2 All right we'll hide themGUY 1 I don't follow your logicGUY 2 Don't worry There's a bunny Highly recommended to all who live to eat rather than those who eat to live Most especially recommended to those of you who are reaching for the car keys right about now because you suddenly NEED to make a trip to Dunkin' Donuts We all know seeing a doughnut happens occasionally Wanting a doughnut is a continuous desire I had a doughnut recently I was with my friend Tom and we were walking by a doughnut shop and I asked him if he wanted to get a doughnut He responded that he wasn't hungry Understandably I replied What does that have to do with it? Gaffigan is definitely my kind of guy