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Author Ahdoot, Dan, author.

Title Undercooked : how I let food become my life navigator and how maybe that's a dumb way to live / Dan Ahdoot.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY AHDOOT    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult New Materials  B AHDOOT, DAN    DUE 12-11-23
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  641.3 AHD    DUE 12-08-23
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B AHDOOT, D.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Appetizer (JK) -- A hunter with a gatherer vibe -- Dan the intern -- Meditations on falafel Phil -- Undercooked -- Elk camp -- Hello my name is mumun Helen -- Cream of tartar -- Chasing dear -- Forgetting in Paris -- Feels on wheels.
Summary "A collection of hilarious essays about how food became one man's obsession and coping mechanism, and how it came to rule-and sometimes ruin-his relationships, from the Cobra Kai actor, stand-up comic, and host of Food Network's Raid the Fridge. "When most people say they have an unhealthy relationship with food, they mean they eat too much of it or too little. When I say I have an unhealthy relationship with food, I mean it's what gives my life meaning. That's a really dumb way to live your life, as the stories in this book will attest to." Despite an impressive résumé as an actor and writer, Dan Ahdoot realized that food has been the through line in the most important moments of his life. Growing up as a middle child, Ahdoot struggled to find his place in the family until he and his father discovered their shared love for la gourmandise. But when the tragic death of his brother pushed his parents to strengthen their Jewish faith and adopt a strictly kosher diet, Ahdoot and his father lost that savored connection. To fill the absence left by his brother and father, Ahdoot began to obsess over food and make it central in all his relationships. This, he admits, is probably crazy, but it makes for good stories. From breaking up with girlfriends over dietary restrictions, to hunting just off the Long Island Expressway, to savoring his grandmother's magical food that was his only tactile connection to his family's home country of Iran, to jetting off to Italy to dine at the one of the world's best restaurants, only to send the risotto back, Ahdoot's droll observations on his unconventional adventures bring an absurdly funny yet heartfelt look at what happens when you let your stomach be your guide"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ahdoot, Dan.
Gastronomy -- United States.
Food -- Psychological aspects.
Restaurateurs -- United States -- Biography.
Food -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930581
Gastronomy. (OCoLC)fst00938901
Restaurateurs. (OCoLC)fst01095966
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Title Under cooked
How I let food become my life navigator and how maybe that's a dumb way to live
How I let food become my life navigator and how maybe that is a dumb way to live
Other Form: Online version: Ahdoot, Dan. Undercooked New York : Crown, 2023 9780593240809 (DLC) 2022036805
ISBN 9780593240793 (hardcover)
0593240790 (hardcover)
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