My most recent trip up to Portland ended up fairly different from my expectations. My plan was to have a fun day downtown eating up time while my Sweets was taking a motorcycle skills class, however a tummy bug wanted more say in my day’s plans. So, instead of finally checking out the cute gelato place by Powells, and gorging at the Snow White House crepe stand by the Mother Goose Gallery, I hunkered down and read books, all day long, in various corners of Powells.
I was able to finally check out in person, books I had been eyeballing through Powells website, and I was sprung upon by a cute impulse purchase: Tucker Shaw’s everything i ate: a year in the life of my mouth.
Of course, it caught my eye because of a certain knock knock joke I love, but this book reveals itself to be a charming glimpse into a young man’s culinary life. Appealing to my voyeuristic streak (oh come on- who doesn’t like to watch ?) this book lays out photos of every food item Tucker Shaw consumed in 2004, in a snappy clean layout organized chronologically that even gives details as to where, when and with whom the food was consumed. The introduction reveals the smallest of tour guides to 2004 as Shaw reveals particulars about certain months (brief romance, funerals, oral surgery) , that will have you digging through his photos to sleuth out more about this New York City mystery man.
Memorable glimpse’s of Tucker’s 2004 sphere:
- - he likes to nibble baby toes (June 10)
- - Golden Girls is a late night indulgence
- - Blow Pops with Jason just might be a euphemism?
- - a day is made better when it ends with a bowl of cereal
- - Tucker’s a man who isn’t afraid of frosting from a can
I thoroughly enjoyed gobbling up this quirky book, even if it has totally given me a jonzing for candy and food stands that sell oatmeal in to-go cups (is that a great winter idea or what?).
I’m passing this book on to Jen at Life Begins @ 30, who is attempting a similar food journaling attempt. We’ll see what she thinks… (like, when is Tucker going to realize that Danny just may be more than a late night snack?).