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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

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From the author of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food mania, in search of eating’s deeper truths.
 
Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. With our top chefs as deities and finest restaurants as places of pilgrimage, we have made food the stuff of secular seeking and transcendence, finding heaven in a mouthful. But have we come any closer to discovering the true meaning of food in our lives? With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey in search of that meaning as he charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes.

Author of the beloved best seller Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Reviews and Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

ISBN: 9780307476968

ISBN-10: 9780307476968

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 08/21/2012 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/21/2012 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English

Categories

Social Science / Agriculture & Food

Cooking / Regional & Ethnic / French

Travel / Europe / France

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