Each section of his new book is a savory course of a splendid feast. For starters, in Who is Having All the Fun?, join Steingarten as he dons costly fishing gear and sets out on an epic hunt for bluefish tuna (whose raw belly meat is one of the most delicious things on earth). Then partake of his investigative pursuits as he takes on Salt Chic (salt is salt, after all) in Don't Believe a Word of It, assaults U.S. Customs for banning succulent whole-milk cheeses in the name of hygienic sterility, and, in The Man Who Cooked for His Dog, responding to baleful looks from his golden retriever, throws out the prescribed desiccated dog-food pellets and starts cooking him braised short ribs. And those are only a sampling of the gloriously entertaining menu. You'll even find tucked under the plate a few special recipes that Steingarten has climbed the highest mountains to obtain.
Lucky for his audience that Jeffrey Steingarten is insatiable!