How to Eat a Lobster: And Other Edible Enigmas Explained

Ashley Blom (Author) Lucy Engelman (Illustrator)


Learn the answers to modern food and etiquette questions with this beautifully illustrated gift book.

For adventurous foodies everywhere, How to Eat a Lobster is the perfect handbook for handling every tricky dining situation you can imagine (and a few you can't) with grace, style, and minimal splatter. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful illustrations, you'll learn the answers to 50 food-related questions you've been afraid to ask. (What do you do when crawfish arrive? Twist and snap off the head. Peel the tail and pull out the meat. Then suck the juices from the head. Seriously: you're supposed to!)

Equal parts cheat sheet and cheerleader, How to Eat a Lobster not only shows you how to open a coconut--it shows you that you can!

Topics include:
How to Eat Crawfish
How to Eat Raw Oysters
How to Eat Escargots
How to Open a Coconut
How to Slice a Mango
How to Use Chopsticks
How to Hold a Wineglass
How to Use Bread as a Utensil
How to Eat Sushi
How to Recover from a Tongue Burn
And more!

Product Details

Quirk Books
Publish Date
April 04, 2017
4.9 X 0.7 X 6.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Ashley Blom is a food writer and blogger in Austin, Texas. She's been featured in Buzzfeed, the Emerson Review, FamilyFun, Blast Bombshell online, the Brattleboro Reformer, and more. She blogs at Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine and Forking Up. Lucy Engelman is a freelance illustrator in Michigan. Her work has appeared everywhere from Bon App├ętit to DesignSponge.


"This breezy little primer will show you how best to eat that crustacean on your plate and also bone a fish, carve a chicken and properly consume artichokes, pomegranates and even durians."--The New York Times

"Whatever the case may be, How to Eat a Lobster has you covered."--Boing Boing

"Ashley Blom may be the Emily Post of food."--The Star-Ledger

"The culmination of years of hard work....How to Eat a Lobster [is] an easily understandable guide on how to handle unique foods and certain situations involving proper dining etiquette."--The Berkeley Beacon

"A good, inexpensive gift for those "foodies" among your family and friends."--The New Orleans Advocate

"A fun easy read, for aspiring foodies and anyone just wanting to have more mealtime know-how."--Page Turners

"This book is utterly fun and genuinely informative!"