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eBook Feeding Frenzy: Across Europe in Search of the Perfect Meal ePub

by Stuart Stevens

  • ISBN: 0345425545
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Stuart Stevens
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (May 5, 1998)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1921 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1485 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 142

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But Stevens tells us very little of his actual eating experiences. Some of the anecdotes were quite funny.

But Stevens tells us very little of his actual eating experiences. Early in the trip they blow the bet, but all is well because the "ex-model" will simply lie to her boyfriend and he will pay up regardless. These people are creeps. The book is a sloppy jumble told poorly by an egoist. It came as no surprise to learn that he is a campagin/media consultant for Republican candidates. After slogging through about 75% of the book I quit, thinking I was just wasting my time and becoming angry that such a book was even published. One person found this helpful.

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1st Ballantine Books ed.

Stevens, Stuart, Stevens, Stuart, Restaurants, Restaurants, Travel. New York : Ballantine Books. 1st Ballantine Books ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:feedingfrenzy00stua:pdf:4f2-3776d927d75d urn:acs6:feedingfrenzy00stua:epub:c71-d3b374036d90.

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Stuart Stevens is an American travel writer and political consultant. He was the cofounder of Washington, . based political media consultancy Stevens & Schriefer Group (with Russell Schriefer). In 2013, he became a founding partner in Strategic Partners & Media, the consulting firm with the best record in statewide races  .

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Feeding Frenzy is sure to delight inveterate travelers, epicures, and anyone intrigued by the mechanics of a Ford . It all starts in a New York gym when Stuart Stevens and a weight-lifting pal, fashion maven and foodie Rachel Kelly (alias Rat), decide on a whim to go to Europe for a meal.

Feeding Frenzy is sure to delight inveterate travelers, epicures, and anyone intrigued by the mechanics of a Ford Mustang. But as events unfold, unexpected ingredients get added to the mix. The cherry-red 1965 Mustang convertible, purchased sight unseen, is delivered to Southampton sans brakes. Rat adopts a frisky golden retriever named Henry. And the coup de grace?

About Feeding Frenzy.

Category: Travel Writing. About Feeding Frenzy. Rat’s boyfriend will underwrite the trip–but only if they do the twenty-nine restaurants on their list in twenty-nine days.

It all starts in a New York gym when Stuart Stevens and a weight-lifting pal, fashion maven and foodie Rachel Kelly (alias Rat), decide on a whim to go to Europe for a meal. And the coup de grace?

Friends and fellow New Yorkers Stuart Stevens and Rachel "Rat" Kelly share two passions: exercise and eating. Having exhausted nearly every posh Manhattan restaurant, former model Rat suggests they take their buffed bodies to new gastronomic heights via a tour of Europe's Michelin three-star restaurants. Rat's boyfriend will underwrite the trip--but only if they do the twenty-nine restaurants on their list in twenty-nine days. What follows is nothing less than gustatory madness, a wacky dash in a cherry-red 1965 Mustang across England, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and France through Europe's greatest food temples. Filled with hilarious misadventures, priceless exchanges with star chefs, wild excess, breathtaking scenery, and sensual depictions of once-in-a-lifetime meals, Feeding Frenzy will delight travelers and epicures alike.

Comments

MisterMax MisterMax
If you love food, travel, and/or have eaten in many of the Michelin three-star establishments in Europe, this is a great read. I enjoyed it myself, and I've given this book as a gift many times. I've also read almost all of Stevens' other travel books. He's got a good sense of humor and does a good job of bringing the armchair traveler along for the ride. Check out his Africa and Asia books, too. (Obviously a totally different type of journey)
Ynneig Ynneig
Such a fun read! The characters are interesting and the food descriptions exquisite. It definitely takes you on a journey.
Wyameluna Wyameluna
Funny book which will really entertain anyone who lived through the 60's and 70's.
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Dorizius Dorizius
A friend passed this book on to me several years ago and I just now picked it up thinking I was in for a fun romp. This is one of the most shallow books that I can think of reading in a long, long time. The author offers few insights but repeats often that his traveling companion is a striking ex-model who seems to turn heads and open doors wherever they venture. The "striking ex-model's" lawyer boyfriend offers to pay for their trip to Europe if they can eat in all of its Michelin three-star restaurants on consecutive days...29 in 29. A 1965 vintage Mustang convertible and a golden retriever are thrown in for good copy. The car is always breaking down...surprise...and repairs for a vintage American car in Europe...surprise...are difficult to achieve.

While the author offers a few witty comments his prejudices are many and he loves to spew them at the reader: dislikes Belgium, hates Germans, hates dogs and resents that the ex-model has impulsively adopted the brute for their journey, dislikes a BBC reporter yet calls him and invites the fellow to join them for dinner because "he is only one of two people he knows in Brussels." It just goes on and on. He name drops Elizabeth David, Edith Wharton, Laurie Colwin and others as a way of telling us that he is such an erudite foodie, yet he does practically nothing with these references.

Having eaten in many Michelin 3-star restaurants myself, I can attest that few were worth the effort or the price--Tante Claire (London), Taillevent (Paris), L'Esperance (Vezelay), and George Blanc (Vonnas) being exceptions and well worth it given my experience. But Stevens tells us very little of his actual eating experiences.

Early in the trip they blow the bet, but all is well because the "ex-model" will simply lie to her boyfriend and he will pay up regardless. These people are creeps.

The book is a sloppy jumble told poorly by an egoist. It came as no surprise to learn that he is a campagin/media consultant for Republican candidates. After slogging through about 75% of the book I quit, thinking I was just wasting my time and becoming angry that such a book was even published.
Antuiserum Antuiserum
Unlike many other reviewers I liked this book immensely. I doubt that many of us have eaten at many (or any) of these gourmet palaces described in the book, but we can still dream. I enjoyed the whole setup - the decision to go, the pair that traveled, the 65 Mustang, the sheer gall of the adventure...but most of all, the food.
The descriptions of both the land, the people, the buildings and all the internal machinations of running and thriving in the ruthless business were enlightening and enjoyable. Especially good were the many conversations with the various chef-owners and their differing philosophies. Some of the places are no longer in business - so what? At least they once were and they served food on the order not found in America. Did I consider the author opinionated? Sure, that's why I bought the book. I wanted to hear from someone NOT paid to hype these places.
If I go to Europe I plan to take this book and try out some of these places. Buy the book.
Hanelynai Hanelynai
The mark of many great travel books is the identification of a quest and then the author's weaving of a great story to hang on that base structure. Here Stevens has dreamed up the quest and sets himself up for another Malaria Dreams-style home run, but somehow that isn't what he ended up with. I saw vestiges of the humor from his earlier books and situation set-ups, so I know he is still capable of it, but overall this one failed to deliver the success of his other adventures. He never says exactly why he hates Germans so much. He didn't develop the dog and the Mustang troubles into a great comic device. And he definitely got sick of writing at the end because the last chapters fall off without any memorable lines. After Malaria Dreams this was a bit disappointing, but at least it did occupy a cross-country plane ride.
As a foodie I was particularly looking forward to this book, following Mr Stevens jaunt across Europe dining at 3 star Michelin restaurants. The writing style is lively and the premise: a model companion, a golden retriever and a malfunctioning Mustang, was promising. However it didn't quite work for me: menus are recited in surprising and sometimes unnecessary detail, but there is some humour and there are flashes of interesting background on a few of the restaurants and their owners. Yet the quest itself is compromised early on, and the book fizzles out inwards the end, rather like Mr Stephen's Mustang, omitting three places entirely and seemingly stopping the book in mid chapter. It was as if he suddenly had to drop everything and elect a Republican governor at short notice, which may indeed be what happened. This could have been a terrific book, but rather lost its way.