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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food by Adam Gopnik 0307593452 9780307593450
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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food by Adam Gopnik

From the author of <i>Paris to the Moon-</i>one man’s quest for the meaning of food in a time obsessed with what to eat.<br /> <br /> Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, even our moralizing-“You <i>still</i> eat meat?” How could the land of Chef Boyardee have come so far overnight? And where can we possibly go from here?<br /> <br /> Locating our table ancestry 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 a∂ conversation across the simplest or grandest board-is always more important than what we put on the table.<br /> <br /> Gently satirizing the entire human comedy of the comestible, <i>The Table Comes First</i> 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.

Author: Adam Gopnik

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2011-10-25

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0307593452

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