I try to read a lot. Sometimes I am successful and other times, I will let days slip by me without ever cracking a binding. So, while enduring a long layover in an airport recently (I honestly can't remember where I was) I spied Food: A Love Story on the shelf, which has been on my "to read" list for quite some time.
I'm not going to give a lengthy review here - I honestly laughed OUT LOUD about every other page of this book. Most of the time spent reading this book was on a plane, so just imagine me busting a gut next to some random stranger trying to sleep. Whoops! It was so outlandishly funny that I could pick it up and read it again, right now. Instead of a review, here are my favorite jokes, which mostly happen to bash vegetables.
- Why are we surprised when vegetables taste good? "Oh my God, this beet is delicious."
- Vegetables are sidekicks. The opening band you didn't come to see at the concert. The asparagus next to the steak. The expectation is that the entrée is so good you won't notice the mutant blades of grass.
- When you are at a party and see a tray of vegetables, aren't you a little surprised? I always think "Wow, that's a waste of money."
Honestly, I think my favorite part of the whole book is the page where he defines different vegetables.
- Brussels sprouts: Clearly some kind of cruel joke by God.
- Celery: Celery better get buffalo wings a great holiday present every year.
- Cauliflower: The unpainted broccoli imposter.
- Cucumber: The cucumber is just a pickle before it started drinking.
Again, these are just a few short excerpts from a book that is hilarious for a full 300 pages. I strongly suggest you read this book - you will crack up the entire time. Let me know if you loved it too!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
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