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emilief Sep 14, 2006 09:23 PM

Saw something on tv about this book. apparently it talks about the evolution of food in the US since the 50's and the contributions by Julia Child, James Beard and another to the evolution. Has anyone read it and if so how is it? It sounds very interesting.

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: emilief Sep 15, 2006 12:05 AM

    This topic has a pointer to a Vanity Fair article excerpted from the book:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      CAN RE: emilief Sep 15, 2006 01:26 AM

      Frank Bruni gave the book a good review in his blog. I plan to buy a copy soon.

      1. Gary Soup RE: emilief Sep 19, 2006 04:03 PM

        I loved the title, and browsed through it in my local bookstore, expecting something of an ironic nature, but instead it turned out to be a pretty flat account praised (on the dust jacket) by yupscale restaurant heavies.

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          Flour Child RE: emilief Oct 10, 2006 07:59 PM

          I'm half way through the book. It's interesting, but it reads like the National Enquirer. If you want to know who was sleeping with whom, who was in the closet, out of the closet etc., this is the book.

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