The table comes first: family, France, and the meaning of food

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"From the author of Paris to the Moon--one man's quest for the meaning of food in a time obsessed with what to eat. Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, even our moralizing--"You still eat meat?" How could the land of Chef Boyardee have come so far overnight? And where can we possibly go from here? Locating the roots of our foodways in France, Adam Gopnik traces our rapid evolution from commendable awareness to manic compulsion and how, on the way, we lost sight of a timeless truth: what goes on around the table--families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board--is always more important than what we put on the table. Gently satirizing the entire human comedy of the comestible, The Table Comes First seeks to liberate us from the twin clutches of puritanical guilt and cable TV glitz. It is the delightful beginning of a new conversation about the way we eat now"
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subject_facet Dinners and dining, Downloadable audio books, Food -- Social aspects, Food habits -- France, Gopnik, Adam
title_display The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food
title_full The Table Comes First Family, France, and the Meaning of Food, The table comes first : family, France, and the meaning of food / Adam Gopnik, The table comes first [electronic resource] : family, France, and the meaning of food / Adam Gopnik
title_short The table comes first :
title_sub family, France, and the meaning of food
topic_facet Cooking & Food, Dinners and dining, Food, Food habits, Gopnik, Adam, Nonfiction, Social aspects, Sociology, Travel