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Download ´ Giving Good Weight ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download Eople of the city and we who are almost without exception strangers here are as absorbed with you as you seem to be with the numbers on our hanging scales So opens the title piece in this collection of John McPhee's classic essays grouped here with four others including Brigade de Cuisine a profile of an a. Read only Brigade de Cuisine and the story about pinball read through half of Giving Good Weight before giving up and the 4 stars rating apply only to these 2 essays McPhee s writing is great but his essays tend to be a tag draggy He has this writing techniue where he recites a long string of nouns to convey the magnitude of items being discussed and this techniue is repeated to the point of being irritating especially when I don t really understand the jargon he uses eg the names of french dishes in Brigade de Cuisine As much as I liked Brigade de Cuisine I felt it could be half the length so that one could reasonably expect to finish it in one sitting Still I found it a remarkably effective piece of writing in that it achieved its goal of documenting the process of creating food of superlative uality and unfathomable complexity as well as exploring the chef s motivations as an artist and idealist A thoroughly memorable piece of work

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Download ´ Giving Good Weight ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download Rtistic and extraordinary chef; The Keel of Lake Dickey in which a journey down the whitewater of a wild river ends in the shadow of a huge projected dam; a report on plans for the construction of nuclear power plants that would float in the ocean; and a pinball shoot out between two prizewinning journalis. His writing as always enlivens the commonplace while illuminating it farmers markets nuclear power research pinball canoeing in northern Maine and a New York chef

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Download ´ Giving Good Weight ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download You people come into the market the Greenmarket in the open air under the down pouring sun and you slit the tomatoes with your fingernails With your thumbs you excavate the cheese You choose your stringbeans one at a time You pulp the nectarines and rape the sweet corn You are something wonderful you are p. I don t think I ve read this one before Five old New Yorker articles from the mid 70s Great stuff and really hasn t dated No surprises there I m a serious John McPhee fanboy You should be too Overall 44 stars1 New York s Greenmarket a big farmer s market is the title article back when farmer s markets were new McPhee talks to the farmersvendors mostly and works for a couple of them for awhile The farmers generally like the black people best as customers finding them less fussy Then the Spanish and the wealthy whites are the least popular fussy and rude The farmers like getting paid much than wholesale and the customers like good produce at reasonable prices Win win and 4 stars 73 pp2 New Jersey Public Service had a serious proposal to build a large floating nuclear power plant 3 miles offshore in the early 70s McPhee talked to the engineers the biologists and the oceanographers studying the proposal The utility seemed to be doing a careful and methodical job and the scientists appreciated the work The biologists were dubious about the project the oceanographers supportive No fatal technical issues were found the design was tested for a simulated million year storm a super hurricane and a simultaneous shipwreck of a supertanker on the enclosing breakwater Citizen opposition had begun but no permits had been granted when the project was put on indefinite hold in 1978 5 stars 44 pp3 McPhee meets one New York s 2 pinball wizards tries out his favorite Bally machine then the two wizards meet at the Circus Circus off Times Suare Short sweet very entertaining I was never very good at pinball McPhee s piece makes me want to play a game or three 4 stars 12 pp4 A canoe trip down Maine s St John River in Aroostook County almost to Canada McPhee s companions include a Saltonstall a Cabot from Boston and a Byrd a descendant of the polar explorer At the time there was an active proposal to build Lake Dickey a large hydropower pool but the Maine river remains largely a wilderness waterway today 35 stars 47 pp5 Brigade de Cuisine is a article about a chef owner and his wife the pastry chef who operated a restaurant in the wilds of upstate NY and insisted on anonymity for both themselves and their restaurant which was about to move anyway Otto trained in Switzerland grew up in Spain and worked there again later where he met Anne his wife McPhee spent considerable time with them much of it in the kitchen listening and eating McPhee says that the 20 0r 30 best meals in his life were at the couple s rural restaurant There might be lists of ingredients and dishes here than I really needed to know but this is also the most entertaining essay in the book Here s Anne who s served a Chivas to a customer who accuses her of serving something cheaper it was Chivas You get out of here and you never come back The woman ran for her car 4 stars 60 pp


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    PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight Thinning my book shelves I got sidetracked re reading a book I read many years ago I still enjoyed most of it though I've grown a bit less patient with some of the detail The title essay Giving Good Weight about an early farmer's market in 1970's NYC is still my favorite At the time of first reading I worked in at the Pik

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    PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download Free read Giving Good Weight Only John McPhee can make everything from cutting wood in the forests of the northeast to green markets in NYC to a floating nuclear reactor into an absorbing read There's also a memorable description of an extraordinary chef preparing a a fresh octopus for dinner at his restaurant I'll say no

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    Free read Giving Good Weight PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download It was a mixed bagAs with many McPhee's this was a collection of shorter writingsWe've got McPhee working on farms and at farmer's market's around NYC entertaining; we've got New Jersey thinking about building floating nuclear power stations uite fascinating; we've got a story about pinball which honestly was what I was most look

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    PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee He and I had an euipment shootout which he seemed to think he was winning He put up his new tent an ice blue JanSport with glass wands and a three uarter length fly the whole affair a subtle compromise —in breathing and impermeable nylons —between the statistical probabilities of incoming water and air Round repulsive mychophane it appeared to be a model of the Houston Astrodome its ceiling four feet high The first

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    review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download Free read Giving Good Weight I just wanted to add my five to boost his already and deservedly high ranking Brigade is the piece that led me to McPhee and to Oranges and The Headmaster both unforgettable to meTo my head heart and soul the finest writer of nonfiction ever Warm humane observant witty just a marvel to me

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    review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ John McPhee John McPhee ☆ 6 Free download PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight His writing as always enlivens the commonplace while illuminating it farmers' markets nuclear power research pinball canoeing in northern Maine and a New York chef

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    PDF/EPUB Giving Good Weight A classic collection of essays I've returned to this book many times over the years and find McPhee's writing among the best

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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Giving Good Weight
  • John McPhee
  • English
  • 05 February 2020
  • 9780374516000