The Man Who Ate The World

In Search of the Perfect Dinner
CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX220
Released: 01 Dec, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407428895
Narrator(s): Jay Rayner
Publisher: W F Howes
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It's about the globalisation of high culture, the market in taste and the money spent on it. From Las Vegas to Moscow, Dubai to Tokyo and New York to London, Jay Rayner chronicles the revolution in high-end gastronomy that has been sweeping the world since the late eighties. Not simply an account of endless meals in high-end restaurants, it is an exploration of the cities and cultures in which they are found; the inevitable involvement of Russian mafia in Moscow's luxury post-soviet catering business, Tokyo's efforts to fuse ancient Asian culture with Western ideas, and the feverish cult of the Manhattan restaurant in a town which considers itself the most cosmopolitan in the world. Part character-driven travelogue, part food critique, always sharp and often funny, this book is the result of Jay's lifelong campaign to find the perfect meal. Just don't read it if you're hungry.

Author(s): Jay Rayner
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2008

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Author(s): Jay Rayner
Narrator(s): Jay Rayner
Product Number D0363
Released: 01 Mar, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407433721

Professional reviews

"'A witty world tour of gastronomic culture from Las Vegas to Tokyo and everywhere worth visiting in between.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'A genuine book... not a collection of recycled articles, but a piece of vivid food and travel writing based on research.' THE OBSERVER (REVIEW) 'Rayner gourmandises his way round the world's most expensive restaurants, finding wine lists as thick as paperbacks and a multitude of petits fours - as he says, "capitalism's unfettered bounty". Obscene, but great listening.' RACHEL REDFORD, THE OBSERVER"

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