The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik

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

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: October 2011
ISBN: 9780307700599
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$13.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing—“You still eat meat?” 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. It is a journey that begins in eighteenth-century France—the birthplace of our modern tastes (and, by no coincidence, of the restaurant)—and carries us to the kitchens of the White House, the molecular meccas of Barcelona, and beyond. To understand why so many of us apparently live to eat, Gopnik delves into the most burning questions of our time, including: Should a Manhattanite bother to find chicken killed in the Bronx? Is a great vintage really any better than a good bottle of wine? And: Why does dessert matter so much?

Throughout, he reminds us of a time-honored truth often lost amid our newfound gastronomic pieties and certitudes: What goes on the table has never mattered as much to our lives as what goes on around the table—the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board. This, ultimately, is who we are.

Following in the footsteps of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Adam Gopnik gently satirizes the entire human comedy of the comestible as he surveys the wide world of taste that we have lately made our home. The Table Comes First is the delightful beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now.


From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Table Comes First ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2254 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Adam Gopnik
Les Misérables ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik
Les Misérables
Adam Gopnik & Victor Hugo & Julie Rose
Modern Library, February 2014
ISBN: 9780812974263
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.99
Paris France ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik
Paris France
Adam Gopnik & Gertrude Stein
Liveright, June 2013
ISBN: 9780871403742
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.95 Our price: $13.99
Voltaire in Love ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik
Voltaire in Love
Adam Gopnik & Nancy Mitford
NYRB Classics, November 2012
ISBN: 9781590175781
Format: ePub
List Price: $16.95 Our price: $12.99
Winter: Five Windows on the Season ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik
Winter: Five Windows on the Season
Adam Gopnik
Quercus, November 2012
ISBN: 9781780874449
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $8.99