Tasting Poison Food by Ugo Furst
Posted 15 September 2003 - 06:29 AM
You had a dangerous job fer sure... To quote the prophetic Meatloaf, "I will do anything for love, but I won't do that..." Of everything you had to taste for the royal court was there something you ever balked at and refused?
I remember you in The Times Square Two from the Smothers Brothers.... Although that would seem to make me 97, I am in fact just 45....
You have definitely whetted my appetite for The Food Taster... I am gonna see if the local Barnes & Noble has it this morning (if not I'll cause a scene and demand they order it forthwith)... Have the movie rights been secured? It seems like a natural....
Posted 15 September 2003 - 12:01 PM
Square Two. I barely remember them myself. As for your
age, you cant be any older than I am and I havent hit
thirty yet. Regarding the movie rights, there has been a
lot of talk...and I'm doing most of it. Bah boomp bom! But
seriously folks... there is talk but its still in the early
Another question has been asked about which foods Ugo
refused to eat or what was the worst food he ever ate.
Rather than have him repeat himself, look at that one.
Better yet read the book. You should be able to
get it everywhere.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 12:12 PM
Tomorrow night I am going to make the Chicken with Diced Lemons...
Glad I read The Da Vinci Code this summer...to prepare me for this tome.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted 16 September 2003 - 06:09 AM
All I can say is Wow! I bought The Food Taster yesterday, and with the rain and all decided to spend a quiet night in with it. I am up to page 174... this is a GREAT read!
You truly capture the feeling of living in an Italian royal court. The characters are engrossing and the plot has a nice labyrinth of twists alternating between laugh out loud funny and horrifying pain... nicely surprising. Also, enjoyed your little observations of life such as if you go to a city with a gate, and the gate has a guard, then the guard is bound to be stupid.
Don't want to spoil this for others who may read it, so pardon my crypticness, but kudos to you for a particular section in the book where a certain person discusses his faux "royal" lineage in such a manner that it turns out to be a little joke within a joke within a joke...
Can't wait to find out the ending! Definitely movie material!
Edited by TrishCT, 16 September 2003 - 08:25 AM.
Posted 16 September 2003 - 03:57 PM
Posted 16 September 2003 - 05:31 PM
Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:11 AM
Finished reading it last night, and the ending was as satisfying as the main course. Wheeeeeeeew!
Thanks so much for the kind words. I hope you still feel the same at the end. Diced chicken was good huh? Great!
Posted 17 September 2003 - 01:21 PM