The Dish

ISBN-13: 9780063135970
: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food
Andrew Friedman
October 17, 2023
| 288 pages

Cooking / Essays & Narratives


Acclaimed food writer Andrew Friedman follows one restaurant dish back to its origins, tracing every hand that’s ever touched a meal to create a 360 degree look at our food supply through the lens of one dish. 

On a typical night, in a contemporary American restaurant in an emerging food city, a guest orders their dinner from a server. It’s an exchange that happens hundreds of times a night in any restaurant—the core transaction that keeps the place churning. Yet this time, from the moment the guest orders the dish, acclaimed food writer Andrew Friedman follows its production via real-time reportage in the kitchen.