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Review: An Economist Gets Lunch

foodeye Apr 10, 2012 12:13 PM

The review is entertaining, but the book, may be not so much....


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  1. MGZ RE: foodeye Apr 12, 2012 03:47 AM

    Thanks for posting the link. I enjoyed the review and somehow missed it in my daily skim of the paper. After that lampooning, I doubt I'll pay for the book, but I kinda want to read through it for laughs.

    As an aside, I couldn't help but note the sentence: "like watching a middle-aged man in a blue blazer play Hacky Sack at a My Morning Jacket concert." There was a Family Guy episode that I must assume it was a veiled reference to?

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      HillJ RE: foodeye Apr 12, 2012 05:31 AM

      What’s cognitively dissonant about “An Economist Gets Lunch” is that Mr. Cowen combines this needling with his own brand of chowhound hipsterism. His book is also a long, Calvin Trillin-like ode to tamale stands and strip-mall joints and ethnic food, the more exotic the better.
      Another "chowhound reference" sighting, too. We're keeping track for the CH trivia game!

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        HillJ RE: foodeye Apr 12, 2012 05:32 AM

        Deep down there’s nothing foodies loathe more than other foodies.
        bonus points for this line.

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          buttertart RE: HillJ Apr 13, 2012 02:57 PM

          Absolutely, I LOVED that.

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