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Thomas McNamee signs " The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne..."
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 1:44pm laurelwood
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The first biography of the father of the
American food revolution - Craig Claiborne, who introduced the world to the likes of Julia
Child, Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters. From his first day on the job in 1957 as
the food editor of the "New York Times,", Claiborne excited readers
by introducing them to food worlds unknown, from initiating them in the
standards of the finest French cuisine and the tantalizing joys of the then
mostly unknown foods of India, China, Mexico, Spain, to extolling the pleasures
of "exotic" ingredients like arugula, and praising "newfangled"
tools like the Cuisinart. So many things we take for granted now were
introduced to us by Claiborne-- crème fraiche, arugula, balsamic vinegar,
chef's knives, even the salad spinner. Based on unprecedented access to
Claiborne's personal papers and interviews with a host of food world royalty, Thomas
McNamee offers a lively and vivid account of Claiborne's extraordinary
adventure in food. More than an engrossing biography, this is the story of the
country's transition from enchantment with frozen TV dinners to a new
consciousness of truly good cooking.