“People look at a map of the United States and see different things. Some people see red states and blue states. Some see North and South. Some see East and West. I see food. I’m not saying the geographical areas of the United States actually look edible to me (not yet, anyway), although I once saw a potato chip shaped like Alaska. Unfortunately, I ate it before I could take a photo.” – Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan may be best known for Hot Pocket and bacon jokes, so it was no surprise that his first book to follow up Dad is Fat revolves around food. Food: A Love Story is a hilarious romp through Gaffigan’s food obsessions as well as the perplexing health foods sweeping the nation. Focusing on everything from all-you-can-eat buffets, corned beef, cheese, crackers, and ice cream, Gaffigan celebrates the simple pleasures of the American diet in a truly comedic way. With entire chapters on bagels, steak, fruit, and chicken, this book provides a lighthearted look at food – for better or worse.