A colorful biography by John Birdsall: The Man Who Ate Too Much

In his book “The Man Who Ate Too Much”, food writer and former chef John Birdsall invites the readers to witness the life of James Beard, one of the most influential and famous chefs in the history of American cuisine.

James Bears, the legendary chef, writer and teacher who passed away in 1985, is known today as one of the most important figures of American cuisine. Travelling in Europe when France was the center of the gastronomy world, James Beard made a name for himself by taking the knowledge he gained during his travels and educating young chefs. He wrote more than 20 books telling his memories and sharing special recipes. While his teachings are kept alive today by the James Beard Foundation, The Man Who Ate Too Much tells the invisible side of James Beard’s life. The book has already taken its place among the most impressive books of our time.