The Table Comes First ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Adam Gopnik

The Table Comes First

Quercus
Publication date: September 2011
ISBN: 9780857382290
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$9.99
Our modern society is very particular about what constitutes good food: local, seasonal, organic produce that doesn't overly impact on the environment. But throughout history every generation has believed that it alone knows the true value of food, and looked with distaste on the culinary practices of its predecessors. Not so long ago eating food from around the world was the mark of the cultural sophisticate. In The Table Comes First Adam Gopnik envisions a new 'physiology of taste' which will enable us to dispense with this moralising attitude and concentrate on the pleasure principle: food is to be enjoyed, and to help us enjoy life in turn. Above all the dining table should be the heart of the family, the place where all real family begins. To show this we are taken through the courses, from starters to desserts, from the establishment of the first restaurants in Paris in the early 19th century to the green movement of the present day, in a witty and erudite narrative interspersed with delightful anecdotes, ranging from making soufflés for Derrida (hint: the perfect soufflé is determined by the ineffable 'zone' between peaks and troughs) to hunting the lost recipe for 'Steack Boston'.
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:
2138 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Adam Gopnik
Les Miserables 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
Recently Viewed Products