Read online Giving Good Weight Epub ✓ John McPhee – Book or eBook

John McPhee ↠ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD

Rtistic and extraordinary chef; The Keel of Lake Dickey in which a journey down the whitewater of a wild river ends in the shadow of a huge projected dam; a report on plans for the construction of nuclear power plants that would float in the ocean; and a pinball shoot out between two prizewinning journalis His writing as always enlivens the commonplace while illuminating it farmers markets nuclear power research pinball canoeing in northern Maine and a New York chef

REVIEW Giving Good Weight

Giving Good Weight

Eople of the city and we who are almost without exception strangers here are as absorbed with you as you seem to be with the numbers on our hanging scales So opens the title piece in this collection of John McPhee's classic essays grouped here with four others including Brigade de Cuisine a profile of an a Read only Brigade de Cuisine and the story about pinball read through half of Giving Good Weight before giving up and the 4 stars rating apply only to these 2 essays McPhee s writing is great but his essays tend to be a tag draggy He has this writing techniue where he recites a long string of nouns to convey the magnitude of items being discussed and this techniue is repeated to the point of being irritating especially when I don t really understand the jargon he uses eg the names of french dishes in Brigade de Cuisine As much as I liked Brigade de Cuisine I felt it could be half the length so that one could reasonably expect to finish it in one sitting Still I found it a remarkably effective piece of writing in that it achieved its goal of documenting the process of creating food of superlative uality and unfathomable complexity as well as exploring the chef s motivations as an artist and idealist A thoroughly memorable piece of work The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox up and the 4 stars rating apply only to these 2 essays McPhee s writing is great but his essays tend to be a tag draggy He has this writing techniue where he recites a long string of nouns to convey the magnitude of items being discussed and this techniue is repeated to the point of being irritating especially when I don t really The Illusionists understand the jargon he Planet of the Bugs uses eg the names of french dishes in Brigade de Cuisine As much as I liked Brigade de Cuisine I felt it could be half the length so that one could reasonably expect to finish it in one sitting Still I found it a remarkably effective piece of writing in that it achieved its goal of documenting the process of creating food of superlative Fishes of the Open Ocean uality and Out of Bounds (Boundaries, unfathomable complexity as well as exploring the chef s motivations as an artist and idealist A thoroughly memorable piece of work

DOWNLOAD × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ John McPhee

You people come into the market the Greenmarket in the open air under the down pouring sun and you slit the tomatoes with your fingernails With your thumbs you excavate the cheese You choose your stringbeans one at a time You pulp the nectarines and rape the sweet corn You are something wonderful you are p John McPhee has me uestioning a lot of my life choices right now How have I made it this far without ever tasting truffles Why don t I treat myself to a proper feast perhaps some grilled eel a personal weakness but it s been forever some smoked shad roe p t mousse or some good ol stuffed clams dammit I made the mistake of reading his journalistic essay Brigade de Cuisine after tossing together a flopped experimental supper inspired by the vegetables rotting in my fridge and I lay in bed with my mouth watering at the creations of the unnamed chef he observed on and off for a year On the weekend I read a section aloud to a friend describing rendered beef fat and pounding a pork loin with a wooden mallet and he just stared at me Why am I reading this exactly My usual reaction to red meat is revulsion which I have ample opportunity to display the cook at work s favourite hobby is shoving raw meat in my face but John McPhee describes everything so tenderly that I would hunt down this chef if the essay wasn t written in the 1970 sI recommend his essays on green markets in New York City and a canoe trip through Northern Maine with eual verve You get the sense that McPhee really inhabits a place marinates in its essence for months in order to write about it The other two essays here were of less interest to me but it s a well rounded introduction to a keen mindI reserve my highest praise however for his chef d oeuvre Annals of the Former World I will visit this restaurant again


10 thoughts on “Giving Good Weight

  1. says:

    John McPhee has me uestioning a lot of my life choices right now How have I made it this far without ever tasting truffles Why don't I treat myself to a proper feast perhaps some grilled eel a personal weakness but it's been forever some smok

  2. says:

    I don't think I've read this one before Five old New Yorker articles from the mid 70s Great stuff and really hasn't dated No surprises there I'm a serious John McPhee fanboy You should be too Overall 44 stars1 New York's Greenmarket a big farm

  3. says:

    Thinning my book shelves I got sidetracked re reading a book I read many years ago I still enjoyed most of it though I've grown a bit less patient with some of the detail The title essay Giving Good Weight about an early farmer's mar

  4. says:

    Only John McPhee can make everything from cutting wood in the forests of the northeast to green markets in NYC to

  5. says:

    It was a mixed bagAs with many McPhee's this was a collection of shorter writingsWe've got McPhee working on farms and at

  6. says:

    Read only Brigade de Cuisine and the story about pinball read through half of Giving Good Weight before giving up and the 4 stars rating apply only to these 2 essays McPhee's writing is great but his essays tend to be a tag draggy He has this writing techniue where he recites a long string of nouns to convey the magnitude of items

  7. says:

    He and I had an euipment shootout which he seemed to think he was winning He put up his new tent an ice blue JanSport with glass wands and a three uarter length fly the whole affair a subtle compromise —in breathing and impermeab

  8. says:

    I just wanted to add my five to boost his already and deservedly high ranking Brigade is the piece that led me to McPhee and to Oranges and The Headmaster both unforgettable to meTo my head heart and soul the finest writer of nonfiction ever Warm humane observant witty just a marvel to me

  9. says:

    His writing as always enlivens the commonplace while illuminating it farmers' markets nuclear power research pinball canoeing in northern Maine and a New York chef

  10. says:

    A classic collection of essays I've returned to this book many times over the years and find McPhee's writing among the best

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *