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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and The Meaning of Food
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 21, 2012
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307476968
ISBN-10 0307476960
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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From the author of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food mania, in search of eating’s deeper truths.
 
Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. 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.



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Hardcover
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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 25, 2011)
9780307593450 | details & prices | 293 pages | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Never before have we cared so much about food.
from Gardners Books (September 29, 2011)
9781849162869 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $29.35
About: Our modern society is very particular about what constitutes good food: local, seasonal, organic produce that doesn't overly impact on the environment.
Paperback
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from Vintage Books (August 21, 2012)
9780307476968 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: From the author of Paris to the Moon, a beguiling tour of the morals and manners of our present food mania, in search of eating’s deeper truths.

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