Eat More Better

Eat More Better

How to Make Every Bite More Delicious

Book - 2014
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What if you could make everything you eat more delicious?

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong , Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn't for foodies. It's for eaters.

In the bestselling tradition of Alton Brown's Good Eats and M.F.K. Fisher's The Art of Eating , Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Written with an infectious blend of humor and smarts, Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift--a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman's award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

Read this book and every bite you take will be better.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781451689730
145168973X
Characteristics: 340 pages : illustrations

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ksoles Oct 23, 2014

Dan Pashman, creator of food podcast "The Sporkful," will eat almost anything but only following unique specifications to achieve his high personal standard. He writes, “My friends who have known me for a long time know that I will always start rebuilding any sandwich and rearranging it." Indeed, "Eat More Better" engagingly combines math and science to analyze the intricacies of everyday meals: how much sauce various types of pasta will hold, the proper way to layer a sandwich to prevent slippage and the ideal way to pour milk into cereal.

Both witty and logical, Pashman's recommendations really will revolutionize readers' eating habits. He argues that one should serve grilled cheese vertically on its end instead of flat on a plate. It looks odd but it prevents soggy bread caused by condensation created when the hot sandwich touches the cold dish. Pashman also advocates for eating cupcakes upside down because the frosting tastes more pronounced closer to your tongue. In the same vein, putting cheese under the patty of a burger instead of on top will accentuate its flavour.

Arranged like a high-school science textbook with diagrams, pull-out sections, and fun facts, "Eat More Better" both entertains and informs, providing ingenious advice while never taking itself too seriously.

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