The Table Comes First

Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
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Author(s): Adam Gopnik
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Product Number: ND018
Released: Nov 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461807469
Narrator/s: Adam Gopnik
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Multiple award-winning author Adam Gopnik has written for the New Yorker since 1986. In this work, Gopnik charts America's transformation from being simply aware of what they eat to being obsessive about it. This fascinating culinary journey will transport listeners from 18th-century France and the origin of America's popular modern tastes to the kitchens of the White House and beyond.

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The Table Comes First
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Product Number:ND018
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Author(s): Adam Gopnik
Narrator(s): Adam Gopnik
Product Number Z00171
Released: Nov 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461845768
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Author(s): Adam Gopnik
Narrator(s): Adam Gopnik
Product Number MP0193
Released: Nov 17, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461840602
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Author(s): Adam Gopnik
Product Number EB00170978
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307700599

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"Adam Gopnik's enthusiasm for all things foodie shines in the audio edition of his latest essay collection. Discussing everything from wine to potatoes, from food TV to literature, Gopnik covers food trends from the birth of the earliest restaurants and cookbooks to 21st-century locavores and urban honey producers. Gopnik's expressive reading--complete with a polished French accent when needed--invites listeners to share a table with him while he composes email to the late Elizabeth Pennell (food critic) or talks about the hidden knowledge of all good cooks. The text includes some discussion of cooking methods, but the narrative is not interrupted by formal recipes. Gopnik's passion for food history and how our culture became obsessed with food is a treat for the ears and the palate. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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