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Bite by Bite

Bite by Bite

Author Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publisher Ecco
Publication Date 2024-05-07
Section New Hardcover - Nonfiction / Food
Type New
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ISBN 9780063282261

From the New York Times bestselling author of World of Wonders, a lyrical book of short essays about food offering a banquet of tastes, smells, memories, associations, and little-known facts about nature In Bite by Bite, poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil explores the way food and drink evokes our associations and remembrances - a subtext or layering, a flavor tinged with joy, shame, exuberance, grief, desire, or nostalgia. Here, Nezhukumatathil restores some of our astonishment and wonder about food through her encounter with a range of foods and food traditions. From shave ice to lumpia, mangoes to pecans, rambutan to vanilla, she investigates how food marks our experiences and identities; the boundaries between heritage and memory; and the ethics and environmental pressures around gathering and consuming food. Bite by Bite offers a rich and textured kaleidoscope of vignettes and visions into the world of food and nature, drawn together by intimate and funny personal reflections and Fumi Nakamura's gorgeous imagery and illustration.

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