Who once wrote, “And it might be more fun if the flesh on those tapered limbs were better. But chicken was dry. Two kinds of steak met one kind of fate: flavorlessness. Tuna joined them in that ignoble, insipid land.” If you answered “Frank Bruni” — wow, you really know your food critics. The now-retired New York Times writer has new book, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater. Bruni appears with Max Mutchnick, which sounds like the name of a gooey dessert but is really the guy who co-created Will & Grace. Part of Writers Bloc series, so if you ask a question, try to sound intelligent.

Tue., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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