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By Jeffrey Steingarten

During this outrageous and delectable new quantity, the guy Who Ate every little thing proves that he'll do anything to consume every thing. that comes with going fishing for his personal provide of bluefin tuna stomach; approximately incinerating his oven in pursuit of the fitting pizza crust, and spending 4 days boning and stuffing 3 various fowl—into each one other-- to supply the Cajun distinctiveness referred to as “turducken.”

It Must’ve Been whatever I Ate unearths Steingarten checking out the virtues of chocolate and gourmand salts; debunking the mythology of lactose intolerance and chinese language foodstuff Syndrome; roasting marrow bones for his puppy , and supplying recipes for every little thing from lobster rolls to gratin dauphinois. the result's a type of infrequent books which are at the same time mouth-watering and side-splitting.

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