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Adam Platt: Glutton For Nourishment

"The Book Of Eating" by Adam Platt
"The Book Of Eating" by Adam Platt

People always tell Adam Platt that he has a dream job. As a restaurant critic for “New York” magazine since 2000, Platt has tasted some of the best meals and cocktails around the world — all on an expense account.

But as Platt writes in his new memoir, “The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony,” writing about food in the big city and beyond has had its share of drawbacks: from the many nights out eating disappointing meals to flare-ups with chefs who would trade a limb for another star to the weight and health battles that Platt’s career has exacerbated.

Nearly two decades and innumerable food fads later, Platt remains on the job.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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