A love affair and a life lived amongst restaurants is celebrated in Colman Andrews' "My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants."
In 16 chapters, Andrews follows himself through childhood and into adulthood through his visits to cherished restaurants. From "ethnic" restaurants to Old Hollywood hangouts, to European family restaurants, Andrews visits them all as he goes from Hollywood childhood to a writing and magazine career.
He writes about food "trends" like fusion, organic, molecular gastronomy and more. Ups and downs in his life are also followed, his celebrity mother, a few failed marriages, various writing and travel jobs and more.
Andrews, a cofounder of Saveur, a columnist for Gourmet and a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times, has received eight James Beard awards, written several cookbooks and books and is now the editorial director of The Daily Meal. It is interesting to see food trends through the eyes (and meals) of the author come and go through the years. And it's a gripping look at the life of a writer through the ages.
"My Usual Table" is published by Ecco. It is $25.99.
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