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

Gopnik, Adam

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ISBN 10: 0307593452 / ISBN 13: 9780307593450
Published by U.S.A.: Knopf, 2011
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Title: The Table Comes First: Family, France, and ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Knopf

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The Table Comes First One of the finest essayists of the age takes us on an entertaining journey through just what it means for food to be 'good'. Full description


'The Table Comes First is a fascinating and sometimes moving reflection on its importance' The Glasgow Herald. (Glasgow Herald)

'In the tradition of A.J. Liebling and M.F.K. Fisher, Adam Gopnik understands how writing about food can produce a prescription for life well lived' Fay Maschler. (Fay Maschler)

'A great read, and important: a treatise on the history of food anchored by the importance of eating, together, food that you like around a table' Independent. (Independent)

'Gopnik is a modern Brillat-Savarin ... His writing, although thought-provoking, is lucid and lovely' Literary Review. (Literary Review)

'The witty journey to these frustrating ends remains fascinating' Metro. (Metro)

'It feeds the mind' The Times. (The Times)

'a sparkling collection of musings on life, liberty and the pursuit of gastronomic satisfaction ... What more can any reader ask than fine writing and intelligent argument from an author of strong opinions who is prepared to slaughter a whole herd of sacred cows and isn't afraid to get down and personal?' Jewish Chronicle. (Jewish Chronicle)

'I need to read anything that Adam Gopnik writes and these essays on food, eating and - it follows - life are a particular feast. His acuity, grace, sensitive intelligence (in short, his brilliance) are, as ever, dazzlingly displayed and yet with the lightest of touches' Nigella Lawson. (Nigella Lawson)

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