BookBrowse Reviews Anything That Moves by Dana Goodyear

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Anything That Moves

Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

by Dana Goodyear

Anything That Moves
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  • First Published:
    Nov 2013, 272 pages
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    Nov 2014, 272 pages

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Anything That Moves explores the strange and complex world of the contemporary American foodie culture.

It was in Montreal a couple of years ago that my family and I inadvertently wandered into a restaurant "experience," a kind that we had never encountered before (or since). Quite hungry and already way past our dinner time, we came upon Dans Le Noir, a place where one eats in pitch darkness. The complete and utter lack of light was meant to enhance our focus on taste and while it certainly did, the surreal nature of the evening left us a tad shaken and wondering what exactly it was that we had walked into and how prevalent such out-of-the-norm dining experiences truly were. Judging by the many wild and interesting "food-as-sport" activities covered in Dana Goodyear's Anything That Moves, Dans Le Noir turns out to serve pretty run-of-the-mill, if not tame, fare.

When it comes to food, we're at a point in time when many disparate events have created a special kind of confluence. The ...

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