'David Kamp' on Serious Eats

Weekend Book Giveaway: 'The Wine Snob's Dictionary'

Words by Ed Levine | Looking for a good post-Turkey Day laugh? Want to impress your wine geek friends at the same time? Well, do we have a book giveaway for you this holiday weekend. David Kamp (The United States of Arugula) and David Lynch (the sommelier, wine writer, and co-author of Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy) have joined forces to write The Wine Snob's Dictionary. The blurb on the cover tells all: "A nicely structured, lightly acidic (guide) to the baffling world of winespeak, from A to Z." We're giving away five (5) copies of this extremely amusing book. You won't want to be without it this holiday season. To win, tell us your favorite ridiculous winespeak... More

Weekend Book Giveaway: Marco Pierre White's Devil In The Kitchen

In our never-ending efforts to liven up your weekend here at Serious Eats, we're giving away five copies of Marco Pierre White's memoir, The Devil in the Kitchen. Londoner White is perhaps the world's first badboy chef, but unlike some badboy chefs, the man is a brilliant culinary talent who has inspired the likes of Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain. His book is an unflinchingly honest account of his tragedy and triumph-filled life, from losing his mother as a young boy, to his ultimate uber success as a 3-star Michelin chef; and finally his profound disillusionment with the whole star chef culture. This is no by-the-numbers chef memoir. David Kamp gave it a rave review in the New York Times... More

Weekend Madness: Win an Autographed Copy of 'United States of Arugula'

If you read Adam Roberts' terrific two part interview (Part 1 and Part 2) with The United States of Arugula author David Kamp, you know what an insightful writer and keen observer of the food scene Kamp is. We hope the interview whet your appetite for the book, and if haven't bought it yet we'd like to offer you an opportunity to win one of ten autographed copies of the book. To enter just leave a comment telling us the first time you had arugula. Regular Serious Eats contest rules apply. You have until 8 a.m. ET Monday morning to enter.... More

David Kamp: The Serious Eats Interview, Part 2

Editor's note: We've long been fans of David Kamp's work (author of The United States of Arugula and, now, along with Marion Rosenfeld, The Food Snob's Dictionary), so we turned loose Adam Roberts on him for a chat. What follows is the second part of a lengthy but entertaining interview. Here's Part One, if you missed it. One of the things I found most fascinating in the book was the idea of objectivity and subjectivity and Giorgio DeLuca's discovery that food can be objectively good. How do you feel about that subject? Do you feel that good food can be objectively good or is it always a matter of taste? People obviously have different preferences. But the idea that some... More

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