For almost six decades, Calvin Trillin has been a journalist, writing for The New Yorker, The Nation, and early on, at the short-lived magazine Monocle.He covered the school-integration movement in Georgia, and wrote a long running New Yorker column about America, including a lot about what he was eating in America; some of those essays, many of them featuring his wife Alice and daughters.
By Meat Alone by Calvin Trillin A barbecue restaurant can only get better over time: many Texas barbecue fanatics have a strong belief in the beneficial properties of accumulated grease. Carnal Knowledge by Bill Buford How I became a Tuscan butcher.
In 1979, Calvin Trillin was in Knoxville, Tennessee, to write about a high school girl who had died in a car crash. One night, she had brought the family car home past her curfew. Without going into the house, she got into another car with some friends and drove off again. Her father was enraged and jumped into his own car to give chase. A few miles down the road, her car crashed and she was.Calvin Trillin is a writer, novelist, essayist, political poet, memoirist, and humorist. Over three hundred of his pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since the 1960s.Trillin has also been a regular columnist for The Nation and Time.Trillin is a prodigious producer of prose and has covered topics such as politics, race, American culture, his childhood, and.Trillin is well known for writing about food, but I prefer the articles that showcase his reporting skills. “Killings,” which was originally published in 1984, has been reissued and expanded and is a valuable assemblage of his reporting about individual murders. He takes a unique vantage point in thes.
Calvin Trillin's food writing October 3, 2010 11:28 AM Subscribe Calvin Trillin has attempted to compile a short history of the buffalo wing, stalked the barbecued mutton, and reported on crawfish eating contests in Louisiana.Read More
Calvin Trillin, author of Alice, Let's Eat, was a writer clearly convinced of the wisdom of Liebling's dictum. Alice, Let's Eat, subtitled Further Adventures of A Happy Eater, recounts Trillins love of food, and the lengths, generally humorous, that he would go to, to obtain great food.Read More
This book is a collection of 16 essays by Calvin Trillin on the joys and travails of life with children. He has two daughters -- Abigail and Sarah -- and raised them with his wife Alice in Manhattan. (Although raising a family in Manhattan might make it seem like Mr. Trillin is from a rarefied world inaccessible to most of us, I found his writing to be down-to-earth, relatable and his.Read More
Anthony Bourdain, John T. Edge, Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters. These are just some of the celebrated writers and foodies whose work has appeared in Best Food Writing over the past fifteen years. Whether written by an established journalist or an up-and-coming blogger, the essays offered in each edition represent the cream of that yea.Read More
Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and, most recently, a children's poetry collection illustrated by Roz Chast, No Fair! No Fair! Customer reviews. 4.1 out of 5 stars. 4.1 out of 5. 29 customer ratings.Read More
Venerable food writer Calvin Trillin, in the latest issue of The New Yorker, poses the question to us all once again, in the form of a humorous poem entitled “ Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?Read More
An compilation of essays, fiction, and cartoons on the world of food and drink from the pages of The New Yorker features contributions by Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, Joan Didion, Anthony Bourdain, John Cheever, and Roald Dahl.Read More
Over the past 60 years, Trillin has published hundreds of articles, essays, and books as a journalist, novelist, chronicler of Americana, memoirist, humorist, doggerel poet, and general “grump.Read More
Humorist Calvin Trillin joins host Joan Cartan-Hansen for this week's Dialogue. Trillin talks about the art of writing, working on deadline and the difference between writing about food and.Read More
Calvin Trillin, ca. 2011. Photograph by Gavin Huang. Calvin Trillin was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1935. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1953, and in the fall of that year, as he mentions in his book, Remembering Denny, he was one of the “brown-shoe” freshmen to enter Yale University: “the bright student council president from white middle-class high schools who had.Read More