In Search of the Perfect Meal A Collection of the Best Food Writing of Roy Andries de Groot
Roy Andries de Groot was the author of numerous cookbooks, books and articles about food, and the "gourmet in residence" for the Today show. This book is a collection of his essays, along with a number of his recipes. De Groot's search for the perfect meal led him to place much emphasis on fresh, good quality food. "No amount of cooking skill in the kitchen can produce a fine meal on the table, unless it is preceded by selective skill in the market," he wrote. He enjoyed searching for the perfect meal when dining out, too. His essay "How to Get a Great Meal at a Great Restaurant" is both amusing and full of tips for the knowledgeable diner who is not at the restaurant.