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To Drink and To Eat

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Thank you to @onipress and @netgalley for this review copy of To Drink And Eat by Guillaume Long! I have been reading this one in small bites(no pun intended) whenever I need a laugh, and thoroughly enjoyed this part cookbook, part travel writing, part memoir graphic novel for adults.


Synopsis from the publisher: If you want to take your culinary skills from cook to master chef, you’ll need to know a few things. Where can you get not just good, but the best wild garlic? What are the tried-and-true utensils every master chef’s kitchen should have? Which recipe should you have in your back pocket for preparing to perfection at a moment’s notice? What are the best wine pairings for your next dinner party? Aspiring chefs who need new tricks in the kitchen: You’re not alone. Guillaume Long has asked and answered all your culinary questions. Cooking blogs and comics come together in To Drink and To Eat, the newest and most unique cookbook to add to your kitchen shelf.


While I considered most graphic novels fairly quick reads, this one was not. There is a lot of text per page, and often the content is very detailed and descriptive. I also don’t consider this really a cookbook based on the fact it’s not the most user friendly format for following a recipe but you could definitely use it that way if you wanted. This book is laugh out loud funny, and the descriptions of food are often mouth watering. I definitely enjoyed this, but I’m not exactly sure how to concisely say what this is 😂


How is everyone doing in their social distancing isolation? Today is the first day in many where I feel like I can focus enough to read a bit. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and other things instead. Anyone have any new recipes they have discovered lately that they love?
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A delightful read.

Written in a cartoon style.
Funny anecdotes;
Clever recipes;
Handy tips.

I really loved the "Pepe Roni's" Good Advice bits. They were really funny and insightful.

Really a unique "cook book".

I loved browsing through it.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me the chance to read this book.
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'To Drink and to Eat Vol. 1' written and drawn by Guillaume Long is a series of comics and recipes about all things food. It's a unique and fun graphic novel.  It's now in a new edition, which now includes a Foreword by Nguyent Tran. 

This is a book written by someone who loves food and can be opinionated about food. There is a diatribe about coffee makers, tomatoes, and garlic mills. There are some simple but delicious sounding recipes. There are the trips the author takes and the food experiences for better and worse.

Initially I thought this might be a food snob, but opinionated doesn't come across that way in this book. The art is fun, and there is plenty of humor along the way. There is also an underpinning emotion of food and family memories. I really enjoyed this collection of food comics.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Oni Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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To Drink and To Eat by Guillaume Long, 136 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL
Oni Press, 2020. $34.
Language: R (29 swears, 3 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG
Long animates himself in this graphic novel as he teaches readers his favorite cooking tips, tricks, and recipes. Traveling as a foodie means opportunities to eat new foods, so Long’s cookbook is also part travel log. Good adventure is found both abroad and in the kitchen.
I love Long’s idea of making a graphic novel cookbook -- I’ve never seen anything like it. My favorite part is the creative ways Long finds to illustrate the 20+ different recipes. However, beyond the visual smorgasbord, I found the book difficult to read both because of poor font choices and because I felt like I had to slog through silly stories that I didn’t find very entertaining. The mature content rating is for nudity and a mention of orgasm.
Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen
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This was a pretty fun mix of cookbook and memoir all in the format of the graphic novel. It was definitely a novel way to learn the author's takes, techniques, and experiences with cooking. The art style was very much a newspaper funny pages style, but it worked. I'd love to get A Few Useful Tools for Your Kitchen as a poster for my kitchen. 

Definitely recommended for anyone who's both interested in cooking and graphic novels.
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To Drink and To Eat by Guillaume Long is a free NetGalley e-comicbook that I read in late December.

Seasonal and origin stories, travelogues, advice on how to make a basic everyday recipe extraordinary, how to source the very best ingredients and kitchen tools, and recipes, plus bright comicbook-celled tales & diagrams from the super chatty, often-outspoken author, Guillaume.
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I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest feedback. 

LOL! This was my reaction to how I felt reading this cookbook. I have never seen a cookbook that was written in this way and boy!, what fun it was to read it. The author uses comedy and comics to get the reader engaged and wanting to read more. This is not your typical cookbook, with the ingredients the followed by the recipe. The author has cartoon illustrations all throughout the book and I didn't even realize at first that the actual page contained the recipe because I was having so much fun looking at the drawings and reading the humor on each page. I learned quite a lot - especially about his trip to Budapest, Hungary. I can't wait to plan a trip there and try some of the restaurants that he went to (and of course avoid the ones he got sick from lol). 

You have to have an open mind when reading this book and if you are looking for a typical cookbook, then I would tell you to reach for a different one. But if you are looking for a humorous, interesting take on a cookbook, then you can stop right here and pick up this book! Highly recommended! A++
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I really enjoy reading and viewing graphic novels. I’m not sure if that is the right term for this book, but it’s why I requested it. I found the book to be very busy so I had to read in many multiple sessions. 

The book spans all four seasons which I found rather clever. 

The art in this book is funny and creative. I was introduced to many different kinds of food, not only flavour wise but also what you can do with them. Therefore while I enjoyed this quirky book, I learned from it as well. 

The recipes include ingredients I’ve never even heard of, like black radish, and some I’ve heard of but never used like like anchovies. I still most likely  won’t cook with anchovies. I like watermelon and feta cheese, but not mixed together in a watermelon salad. Yep that’s in there.

I wonder what the response will be when I go to our local seafood market and ask for nursehound or wolffish?
The author travels around and eats food he likes and some he dislikes, then  talks about everything in great detail. 
I may try dandelion salad, because  I’m one of those who actually likes kale salad. Both have a bitter taste. 

If the author reads my review and I hope he will, I invite you to visit  Boone, NC, home of some of the best restaurants in North Carolina. You must order the kale salad from Red Onion cafe. 

Thank Guillaume Long for this wonderful book.
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A delightful combination of memoir and cookbook in graphic novel format. The recipes range in complexity from the simple to the complex, even giving the reader the secret to making the best cup of coffee in the world, or at least the best cup in your immediate surroundings...
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I did not finish this book. Some of the artwork of non-white characters was a bit too jarring and made me uncomfortable. While some of it was quite charming, I was not charmed enough to complete reading the book.
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What a different and fun book. Part humorous comic, part foodie travel memoir and part cookbook. This was unique and entertaining. The dandelion and egg were the standout pieces as well as the simple eggplant roast. Really enjoyable!
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An interesting little book in cartoon format talks about the author's life, tastes, and so on.  It's a novel approach and will be fun reading for some foodies.
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Huge thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook. I have never had the pleasure or privilege of reading a graphic cookery (or any other graphic type) book before, and I truly hope that this will be the first of many. It is an absolutely lovely book and must have been labour of love to produce. It is so well balanced, informative, intelligent and funny. I cannot fault it. I would recommend anyone who is interested in food and especially to those who, like me are jaded with the morass of cookery books on the market today. This one breaks the mould (and eggs too) and gives us something to get our teeth into, and have many a laugh along the way. It is fabulous.
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Delightful and fun comics about food and wine set in Europe. Most of the recipes look great, but this is not a traditional cookbook. It’s a foodie celebration of why we love “good” food. The tips and techniques are presents in a whimsical way, and I’m adding a garlic mill to my wishlist.
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Didn't really enjoy this one. A cookbook in a graphic novel format. It just did not work for me. I found it only mildly entertaining.
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This is definitely the most unique cookbook I have ever read! I am not a visual learner, so this cookbook will not be on my shelf for actual recipes, but to pick through for cooking inspiration, good stories, and a good laugh. I'm not usually a fan of comics/graphic novels, but I was highly amused by Guillaume's writing and the general style of this book. I loved the little stories throughout that brought the memoir piece into this cookbook, and I hope I can find some of the hidden gems he references when I go on my own adventures! I'm excited to make his chocolate cake, and I will be revisiting a lot of his tips - especially how to make the best coffee!
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A wonderful surprise a cookbook in comic strip form.Full of lessons in cooking recipes and at the same time charming funny a book Inwill be gifting to friends .Loved reading this charming book.#netgalley#onpress.
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To Drink and To Eat is probably the most unique cookbook I've ever seen! The illustrations are so engaging, adorable, and informative. Such great cooking tips, and hilarious commentary sprinkled throughout. I would definitely recommend this one anyone, but especially a visual learner!
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This was a fun way to present a book about cooking. I enjoyed the comics, but more importantly I enjoyed the tips and tricks for better culinary skills and the few recipes that were included. My husband booked a trip to Paris for us this summer that he gave me for Christmas so this was a good book to kick off the relentless French and Parisian reading I will inevitably be doing for the next five months. This is definitely a cookbook for someone who enjoys books with a graphic component. I recommend it to Francophiles, Graphic Novel fans, and fans of cooking.
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Reading and cooking are akin to meditative experiences, there's no stress that can't be pounded out of dough or worry whisked away to make cream. I read cookbooks like novels; I can curl up on a Sunday and read how to make bouillabaisse or how to feed a sourdough starter. Only when I've finished the book will I get up to make a dish (usually the quickest one because I'm ravenous at this point). 

This comic cookbook hybrid by Guillaume Long, published in French as À boire et à manger, is a great introduction to cooking, and how 'foodies' see the world. Guillaume Long is a food blogger and artist for Le Monde (The World), an iconic daily French newspaper. It is split into four sections representing the seasons, starting with Spring and ending with Winter. There are seasonal anecdotes, recipes, and hilarious commentary on cooking and life as a foodie in France. My favorite sections were probably how to make a good cup of coffee (don't use a nespresso!), and how to identify different types of fish cuts. Highly recommend and I eagerly await the next installment. 

Who it's for: Someone looking for a fun introduction to cooking and French foodie culture
Who it may not be for: Someone looking for a standard cookbook filled with recipes

*~I received a free advanced reading copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review. My opinions therein are my own.~*
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