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    DescriptionIn this collection of essays, John Thorne sets our to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going "here" (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn), "there" (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and "everywhere" (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread, and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character, and place.

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    Serious Pig
    An American Cook in Search of His Roots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Thorne, With Matt Lewis Thorne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780865475977
    ISBN 10: 0865475970

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    DC21: 641.5973
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    LC classification: TX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24540
    BISAC V2.8: CKB002000
    DC22: 641.5973
    Edition statement
    North Point Press
    Imprint name
    North Point Press
    Publication date
    16 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne live in Northampton, MA. They have published the food letter Simple Cooking for 20 years.
    Review quote
    "[Thorne's] richest book yet; one in which simple disparate thoughts begin to coalesce into a genuine philosophy of food."--Ruth Reichl, "Saveur" "Here's a rare treat, a book in which the recipes are only a means to an end or stepping stones in cultural detective stories . . . [Thorne's] folkloric approach to food nourishes the brain as well as the body."--William Rice, "Chicago Tribune" "The Thornes love their subject, but critically, knowledgeably and with a sense of humor that makes the narrative flow as if velvetized by mayo."--Sheila Himmel, "The Washington Post Book World"