Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
After having been out of town the last couple of times that Jim Gaffigan has been in Austin performing, I was finally able to see him live in October. And with your ticket of a premium seat, you received a copy of his book. Sold!
Gaffigan is one of my favorite comedians. He’s wholesome and very relatable. Not that I relate to his having FIVE kids, but I relate to his food humor. I have read Gaffigan’s first book, Dad is Fat, which I enjoyed, but Food: A Love Story is SO HILARIOUS!
Each “chapter” is only a few pages long, so I soared those this book. If you are a food lover with a humble background (ie not a food snob) and you have a sense of humor, you’ll really enjoy this book.
I’ve already discovered & discussed with friends that I learned from this book at I’m not a “foodie”…I’m an “eater”. Read the book to find out more!!
For now, I’ll just leave you with some of Gaffigan’s gems that kept me laughing:
–Of course cops love doughnuts, because they know the difference between right and wrong. And not liking donuts is wrong. Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like doughnuts? Of course not, because those people are in jail.
–There are some people who don’t like ketchup. I think they are called losers.
–Crackers are the junk food of adults. There are so many different types of crackers for adults to eat while they congratulate themselves for not eating potato chips.
–Hotdogs are like strippers, really. Nobody wants to know the backstory.
–When I have to eat unsalted fries, I often feel like I should be a contestant on Survivor or something. I took forward to telling Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett: “Once I had fries without salt on them, so I could probably live anywhere.”
4.75 out of 5 stars