When reading etiquette books, I feel pressured by what seem like unjustified "shoulds and should nots." Blom's book feels quite different. Her content is fresh, inclusive, more how-to than should-do, a dining survival manual for everyone. I, for one, found this difference refreshing. Some of Blom's insights: how to eat unfamiliar fruits or other foods that are new to us; how to eat something spicy, or messy, how to use bread as a utensil.— Karen
Learn the answers to modern food and etiquette questions with this beautifully illustrated guide.
For adventurous foodies everywhere, How to Eat a Lobster is the perfect handbook for handling every tricky dining situation you can imagine (and a few you can't) with grace, style, and minimal splatter. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, you'll learn the answers to 50 food-related questions you've been afraid to ask. (What do you do when crawfish arrive? Twist and snap off the head. Peel the tail and pull out the meat. Then suck the juices from the head. Seriously: you're supposed to ) Equal parts cheat sheet and cheerleader, How to Eat a Lobster not only shows you how to open a coconut--it shows that you can Topics include:
How to Eat Crawfish
How to Eat Raw Oysters
How to Eat Escargots
How to Open a Coconut
How to Slice a Mango
How to Use Chopsticks
How to Hold a Wineglass
How to Use Bread as a Utensil
How to Eat Sushi
How to Recover from a Tongue Burn
About the Author
Ashley Blom is a food writer and blogger in Austin, Texas. She's been featured in Buzzfeed, the Emerson Review, FamilyFun, Blast Bombshell online, the Brattleboro Reformer, and more. She blogs at Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine and Forking Up. Lucy Engelman is a freelance illustrator in Michigan. Her work has appeared everywhere from Bon Appetit to DesignSponge.