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Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste (Hardcover)

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Luke Barr is an editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. A great-nephew of M.F.K. Fisher, he was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Switzerland, and graduated from Harvard. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters.
Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today’s tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters—some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope—complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.

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ISBN 9780307718341
Genre COOKING / History
Format Hardcover
Pages 309
Publisher Date 2013-10-22 00:00:00.0
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.1 lb
Language English
Subtitle M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Audience General/trade
Authors Barr, Luke
Country of Origin United States

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