Nov 6, 2020 • 45M

A Conversation with John Birdsall

Listen now | I talked to the author of the latest James Beard biography about his kitchen career, finding a queer voice in food writing, and more.

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John Birdsall took on the grand task of writing about the life of James Beard through the lens of his queerness, and he rose to that challenge with empathy, humor, and great writing. The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard invites the reader to understand the actual man whose name has come to signify a brand of “excellence” that might not have…

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