[Pink Pig Time Machine by Wilfrid: December 22, 2014]
Christmas week 2004 began for me with a long day of cooking, preparing a special meal to celebrate the centenary of A.J. Liebling. Liebling, if anyone could possibly not know, was one of the half dozen pre-eminent regular contributors in the history of perhaps the world's finest English language magazine, the New Yorker.
Not the Liebling was every snooty about his achievements. He famously said, "I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better." Among his writings, my personal choice for the best book ever written about eating in restaurants, Between Meals.