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Eating in Two or Three Languages   By: (1876-1944)

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In "Eating in Two or Three Languages" by Irvin S. Cobb, readers are taken on a mouthwatering journey through different cultures and cuisines. Cobb, known for his humorous and entertaining writing style, combines his love for languages and food in a unique and charming way.

One aspect that stands out in this book is Cobb's ability to transport readers to various countries around the world through vivid descriptions of his culinary experiences. From savoring escargot in Paris to devouring spicy street food in Bangkok, he skillfully captures the essence of each destination. Cobb's attention to detail and his ability to evoke the sights, sounds, and, most importantly, the flavors of the dishes he encounters, make the reader feel as if they are right there with him, indulging in the same exotic delicacies.

What sets this book apart is the integration of language throughout the culinary narrative. Cobb's passion for linguistics shines as he delves into the meanings and origins of various food-related phrases and expressions, bridging the gap between cultures and languages. This unique approach provides readers with not only a gastronomic adventure but also a linguistic feast, allowing them to expand their knowledge and appreciation for both food and language.

Cobb's wit and humor are also evident in his storytelling. His amusing anecdotes and playful banter add a lighthearted touch to the book, making it an enjoyable and entertaining read from start to finish. Whether he's recounting comical misunderstandings with waitstaff or sharing hilarious attempts at ordering in foreign languages, Cobb's humorous writing style keeps readers engaged and laughing along the way.

One minor drawback of the book is that it can occasionally feel disjointed as the author jumps between different countries and languages. This may leave readers longing for a more cohesive structure that better guides them through the culinary journey. Nonetheless, this does not diminish the book's overall appeal and charm.

In conclusion, "Eating in Two or Three Languages" is a delightful and informative book that serves up a delectable fusion of food, culture, and language. Irvin S. Cobb's passion for both cuisine and linguistics shines through his witty storytelling, taking readers on an engaging and entertaining journey around the world. Whether you're a food lover, a language enthusiast, or simply someone looking for an enjoyable read, Cobb's book is sure to leave you hungry for more.

First Page:

[Illustration: NO RED MEATS, BUT ONLY SEA FOODS]

Eating

in Two or Three

Languages

By

Irvin S. Cobb

Author of "Paths of Glory," "Those Times and These," etc.

New York George H. Doran Company

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

TO

B.B. McALPIN, ESQUIRE,

WHO KNOWS A LOT

ABOUT EATING

ILLUSTRATIONS

No Red Meats, but Only Sea Foods. Frontispiece

"Herb, Stand Back! Stand Well Back to Avoid Being Splashed!"

Half a Dozen Times a Night or Oftener He Travelled under Escort through the Room

Eating in Two or Three Languages

On my way home from overseas I spent many happy hours mapping out a campaign. To myself I said: "The day I land is going to be a great day for some of the waiters and a hard day on some of the cooks. Persons who happen to be near by when I am wrestling with my first ear of green corn will think I am playing on a mouth organ... Continue reading book >>




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