Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 131: John Birdsall (author, The Man Who Ate Too Much)

Episode Summary

Author John Birdsall discusses his brilliant new biography of James Beard, The Man Who Ate Too Much.

Episode Notes

For our money, there's no better writer in the food realm today than John Birdsall. In his new book The Man Who Ate Too Much, a biography of James Beard that commingles the icon's life story with a history of both America's relationship with food and queer life in the United States. John spent five years researching and writing the book, producing a brilliant and moving work. We invited John on the pod to discuss the life of this little understood figure, John's writing process, and topics related to John's work and Beard's life.

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