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Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet

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A glorious, edible tour of Paris through six decades of writing from Gourmet magazine, edited and introduced by Ruth Reichl

For sixty years the best food writers have beensending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet. Collected here for the first time, their essays create a unique and timeless portrait of the world capital of love and food. When the book begins, just after thewar, we are in a hungry city whose chefs struggle to find the eggs and cream they need to re-create the cuisine from before the German occupation. We watch as Paris comes alive again with zinc-topped tables crowded withpeople drinking cafeeacute; au lait and reveling in crisp baguettes, and the triumphant rebirth of three-star cuisine. In time, nouvelle cuisine is born and sweeps through a newly chic and modern city. It is all here: the old-time bourgeois dinners, the tastemakers of the fashion world, the hero-chefs, and, of course, Paris in all its snobbery and refinement, its inimitable pursuit of the art of fine living. Beautifully written, thesedispatches from the past are intimate and immediate, allowing us to watch the month-by-month changes in the world's most wonderful city. Remembrance of Things Paris is a book for anyone whowants to return to a Paris where a buttery madeleine is waiting around every corner.

Contributors include Louis Diat, Naomi Barry, Joseph Wechsberg, Judith and Evan Jones, Don Dresden, LillianLangseth-Christensen, Diane Johnson, Michael Lewis, and Jonathan Gold.

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Synopsis:

RUTH REICHL is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and the editor of the Modern Library Food series. She is the

Synopsis:

A collection of essays by top food writers, originally published in Gourmet magazine, traces Paris's reconstruction from a culinary perspective in the years after the German occupation, a period that saw the birth of nouvelle cuisine, the reintroduction of old-time bourgeois dinners, and the emergence of hero-chefs. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

For sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet. At once unique and universal, these essays by Joseph Wechsberg, Naomi Barry, and Diane Johnson, among others, present tantalizing glimpses of culinary life in the world capital of love and food.

From unforgettable vignettes of resourceful chefs feeding hungry Parisians after World War II to the birth and rise of nouvelle cuisine–it’s all here: the old-time bourgeois dinners, the tastemakers, the hero-chefs, and, of course, Paris in all its charm, arrogance, and splendid refinement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490117
Subtitle:
Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Editor:
Reichl, Ruth
Edited by:
Ruth Reichl
Author:
Gourmet, Magazine Editors
Author:
Reichl, Ruth
Author:
Ruth Reichl
Subject:
Travel : General
Subject:
Cooking : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - French
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-French
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050308
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

Related Subjects

Biography » Cooking
Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » French
Travel » Europe » France
Travel » General

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Product details 368 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307490117 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , RUTH REICHL is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and the editor of the Modern Library Food series. She is the
"Synopsis" by , A collection of essays by top food writers, originally published in Gourmet magazine, traces Paris's reconstruction from a culinary perspective in the years after the German occupation, a period that saw the birth of nouvelle cuisine, the reintroduction of old-time bourgeois dinners, and the emergence of hero-chefs. Reprint. 14,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , For sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet. At once unique and universal, these essays by Joseph Wechsberg, Naomi Barry, and Diane Johnson, among others, present tantalizing glimpses of culinary life in the world capital of love and food.

From unforgettable vignettes of resourceful chefs feeding hungry Parisians after World War II to the birth and rise of nouvelle cuisine–it’s all here: the old-time bourgeois dinners, the tastemakers, the hero-chefs, and, of course, Paris in all its charm, arrogance, and splendid refinement.

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