Wow! Thanks to the great folks over at Serious Eats , I won a copy of “Beard on Food” by James Beard. Very interesting read, especially given the fact that this book is pre-internet! … and I might add, pre-me-being-a-foodie.
Originally published in 1974, it’s a collection of his weekly newspaper columns, and tho I think his style is very narrative and “homey”, and it’s odd how he spells out the recipes (most are in paragraph form); I’m inclined to try a few of the recipes, and I’m only in the 2nd chapter.
Thanks again to the folks at Serious Eats!