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The Resource The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food, Adam Gopnik

The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food, Adam Gopnik

Label
The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food
Title
The table comes first
Title remainder
family, France, and the meaning of food
Statement of responsibility
Adam Gopnik
Title variation
Table comes 1st
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 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"-- Provided by publisher
Summary
Adam Gopnik discusses the history, philosophy and culture of food.
Tone
Writing style
Award
IACP Cookbook Awards, Literary Food Writing, 2012.
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
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10034016
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gopnik, Adam
Dewey number
394.1/20944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Food
  • Dinners and dining
  • Food habits
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food
  • COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French
  • TRAVEL / Europe / France
  • Aliments
  • Habitudes alimentaires
  • Repas
  • Gopnik, Adam
Target audience
adult
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family, France, and the meaning of food
Label
The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food, Adam Gopnik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn699763964
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 293 p.
Isbn
9780307593450
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699763964
Label
The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food, Adam Gopnik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn699763964
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 293 p.
Isbn
9780307593450
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011013564
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699763964

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