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The Table Comes First

The Table Comes First

Penguin Random House, Inc.

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ISBN:
978-0-307-59345-0
Format:
hardcover
Size:
5.8" x 1.2" x 9.5"
Author(s):
Adam Gopnik
Page count:
320

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Why We Love This

Adam Gopnik charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in 18th-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. At the same time, Gopnik 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. In short, The Table Comes First is the beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now.

Why We Love This

Adam Gopnik charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in 18th-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. At the same time, Gopnik 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. In short, The Table Comes First is the beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now.