Anti-Foodie Book Gets Sour Review

Eat it and weep.
Eat it and weep. Photo: Dutton Adult

Tyler Cowen’s book An Economist Gets Lunch should maybe be called An Economist Gets Slammed, thanks to a New York Times book critic who doesn’t “get it” at all, kicking off with, “What is this thing?” and “Can I order something else?” Ironically, Cowen’s takedown of the pretentious food elite is crushed by a — just as offensive — overt literary snob. And so it goes, New York. [NYT]