Gaffigan loves food and loves making fun of it. He obviously did a great deal of "research" for this book and enjoys sharing his viewpoints almost as much as he enjoys eating. His discussion about hot peppers made me smile and think of Art's mom. My mother-in-law never met a pepper that didn't seduce her...and then cause her hours of regret. Gaffigan says he probably needs a support group because he has an abusive relationship with hot peppers. He simply can't resist them and then pays the price in the morning.
His feelings about vegetables are a bit extreme. " I am sure we can all agree that vegetables should be removed from their classification as actual food." Since about 80% of my diet is vegetable and grain, I can't say I agree with him, but I can say he makes me laugh.
He also tends to discount any recommendation given to him (about food) by a thin person. His explanation about why he doesn't trust their judgment on tacos says it all. If they are so thin they probably eat only one taco, and no one can judge a good taco after eating just one.
Jim Gaffigan writes like he talks...comfortably and with humor. Give yourself a Thanksgiving non caloric treat and buy Food: A Love Story today.
Publisher - Crown Archetype
Date of Publication - October 21, 2014