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    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.

    "From the author of Paris to the Moon--one man's quest for the meaning of food in a time obsessed with what to eat. Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, even our moralizing--"You still eat meat?" How could the land of Chef Boyardee have come so far overnight? And where can we possibly go from here? Locating the roots of our foodways in France, Adam Gopnik traces our rapid evolution from commendable awareness to manic compulsion and how, on the way, we lost sight of a timeless truth: what goes on around the table--families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board--is always more important than what we put on the table. Gently satirizing the entire human comedy of the comestible, The Table Comes First seeks to liberate us from the twin clutches of puritanical guilt and cable TV glitz. It is the delightful beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now"--


    ISBN 9780307476968
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
    Format Paperback
    Pages 317
    Publisher Date 2012-08-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Family, France, and The Meaning of Food
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gopnik, Adam

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