A man of Rabelaisian appetite, with the exquisite palate of the true gastronome and the literary flair to match, Liebling was a formidable eater and a remarkable man, and his nostalgic recitation of his years and meals in Paris is a pleasure to read, dream on, and drool about.
He joined The New Yorker in 1935, forever to be associated with the magazine. He was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his generation. Liebling was passionate about food and eating. First published in 1962, Between Meals is Liebling's memoir as a young man learning the fine art of eating in Parisian restaurants. This is a charming and captivating look at a gourmet Paris that has mostly vanished.
"the cellar is becoming a disgrace -- no more '34s and hardly any '37s. Last week, I had to offer my publisher a bottle that was far too good for him, simply because there was nothing between the insulting and the superlative." - from Between Meals