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The Gourmands Way

Author : Justin Spring
ISBN : 9780374711740
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of six writers on food and wine whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France During les trente glorieuses—a thirty-year boom period in France between the end of World War II and the 1974 oil crisis—Paris was not only the world’s most delicious, stylish, and exciting tourist destination; it was also the world capital of gastronomic genius and innovation. The Gourmands’ Way explores the lives and writings of six Americans who chronicled the food and wine of “the glorious thirty,” paying particular attention to their individual struggles as writers, to their life circumstances, and, ultimately, to their particular genius at sharing awareness of French food with mainstream American readers. In doing so, this group biography also tells the story of an era when America adored all things French. The group is comprised of the war correspondent A. J. Liebling; Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein’s life partner, who reinvented herself at seventy as a cookbook author; M.F.K. Fisher, a sensualist and fabulist storyteller; Julia Child, a television celebrity and cookbook author; Alexis Lichine, an ambitious wine merchant; and Richard Olney, a reclusive artist who reluctantly evolved into a brilliant writer on French food and wine. Together, these writer-adventurers initiated an American cultural dialogue on food that has continued to this day. Justin Spring’s The Gourmands’ Way is the first book ever to look at them as a group and to specifically chronicle their Paris experiences.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Once A Week

Author : Eneas Sweetland Dallas
ISBN : OXFORD:555068544
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

American Cuisine And How It Got This Way

Author : Paul Freedman
ISBN : 9781631494635
Genre : Cooking
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With an ambitious sweep over two hundred years, Paul Freedman’s lavishly illustrated history shows that there actually is an American cuisine. For centuries, skeptical foreigners—and even millions of Americans—have believed there was no such thing as American cuisine. In recent decades, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, says food historian Paul Freedman, who demonstrates that there is an exuberant and diverse, if not always coherent, American cuisine that reflects the history of the nation itself. Combining historical rigor and culinary passion, Freedman underscores three recurrent themes—regionality, standardization, and variety—that shape a completely novel history of the United States. From the colonial period until after the Civil War, there was a patchwork of regional cooking styles that produced local standouts, such as gumbo from southern Louisiana, or clam chowder from New England. Later, this kind of regional identity was manipulated for historical effect, as in Southern cookbooks that mythologized gracious “plantation hospitality,” rendering invisible the African Americans who originated much of the region’s food. As the industrial revolution produced rapid changes in every sphere of life, the American palate dramatically shifted from local to processed. A new urban class clamored for convenient, modern meals and the freshness of regional cuisine disappeared, replaced by packaged and standardized products—such as canned peas, baloney, sliced white bread, and jarred baby food. By the early twentieth century, the era of homogenized American food was in full swing. Bolstered by nutrition “experts,” marketing consultants, and advertising executives, food companies convinced consumers that industrial food tasted fine and, more importantly, was convenient and nutritious. No group was more susceptible to the blandishments of advertisers than women, who were made feel that their husbands might stray if not satisfied with the meals provided at home. On the other hand, men wanted women to be svelte, sporty companions, not kitchen drudges. The solution companies offered was time-saving recipes using modern processed helpers. Men supposedly liked hearty food, while women were portrayed as fond of fussy, “dainty,” colorful, but tasteless dishes—tuna salad sandwiches, multicolored Jell-O, or artificial crab toppings. The 1970s saw the zenith of processed-food hegemony, but also the beginning of a food revolution in California. What became known as New American cuisine rejected the blandness of standardized food in favor of the actual taste and pleasure that seasonal, locally grown products provided. The result was a farm-to-table trend that continues to dominate. “A book to be savored” (Stephen Aron), American Cuisine is also a repository of anecdotes that will delight food lovers: how dry cereal was created by William Kellogg for people with digestive and low-energy problems; that chicken Parmesan, the beloved Italian favorite, is actually an American invention; and that Florida Key lime pie goes back only to the 1940s and was based on a recipe developed by Borden’s condensed milk. More emphatically, Freedman shows that American cuisine would be nowhere without the constant influx of immigrants, who have popularized everything from tacos to sushi rolls. “Impeccably researched, intellectually satisfying, and hugely readable” (Simon Majumdar), American Cuisine is a landmark work that sheds astonishing light on a history most of us thought we never had.
Category: Cooking

On Signs

Author : Marshall Blonsky
ISBN : 0801830079
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines aspects of communication and culture such as advertising, fashion, movies, psychoanalysis, store windows, and supermarket design
Category: Literary Criticism

Beauford Delaney And James Baldwin

Author : Stephen C. Wicks
ISBN : 9780998825236
Genre : Art
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Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door examines the thirty-eight-year relationship between painter Beauford Delaney (born in Knoxville, 1901; died in Paris, 1979) and writer James Baldwin (born in New York, 1924; died in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 1987) and the ways their ongoing intellectual exchange shaped each other's creative output and worldview. This full-color publication documents the groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) and is drawn from the KMA's extensive Delaney holdings, from public and private collections around the country, and from unpublished photographs and papers held by the Knoxville-based estate of Beauford Delaney. This book seeks to identify and disentangle the skein of influences that grew over and around a complex, lifelong relationship with a selection of Delaney's works that reflects the powerful presence of Baldwin in Delaney's life. While no other figure in Beauford Delaney's extensive social orbit approaches James Baldwin in the extent and duration of influence, none of the major exhibitions of Delaney's work has explored in any depth the creative exchange between the two. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The volume also includes essays by Mary Campbell, whose research currently focuses on James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney within the context of the civil rights movement; Glenn Ligon, an internationally acclaimed New York-based artist with intimate knowledge of Baldwin's writings, Delaney's art, and American history and society; Levi Prombaum, a curatorial assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum who did his doctoral research at University College London on Delaney's portraits of James Baldwin; and Stephen Wicks, the Knoxville Museum of Art's Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator, who has guided the KMA's curatorial department for over 25 years and was instrumental in building the world's largest and most comprehensive public collection of Beauford Delaney's art at the KMA. ?
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The Sanitarian

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ISBN : OSU:32435054345806
Genre : Hygiene
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Category: Hygiene

All The Year Round

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ISBN : OXFORD:555030050
Genre : English literature
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All the Year Round was a weekly Victorian journal specializing in literature published throughout the United Kingdom. All the Year Round was created and edited by Charles Dickens and featured many of his famous novels including A Tale of Two Cities as well as other Victorian literary achievements. This particular installment is from December 14, 1867 to June 6, 1868, and includes No. 451 to No. 476.
Category: English literature

Buddha The Living Way

Author : Pico Iyer
ISBN : IND:30000076425127
Genre : Religion
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In this sumptuous photographic journey into the heart of Buddhist practice, noted essayist, novelist, and travel writer Pico Iyer may well have written the best contemporary short introduction to Buddhism and its mysteries. 200 color photos.
Category: Religion

Harper S Magazine

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ISBN : UCR:31210014647224
Genre : Literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Category: Literature

The Eclectic Magazine

Author : John Holmes Agnew
ISBN : CHI:74715512
Genre : Periodicals
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The Modern Schoolman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007872364
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

The Way Of A Man

Author : James Kern Feibleman
ISBN : UOM:39015003847582
Genre : Feibleman, James Kern, 19
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The first part, in somewhat altered form, was first published in 1952 under the title: Philosophers lead sheltered lives. Portions of chapter 3 of the 2d part appeared in the summer 1965 issue of the Southern review as "Literary New Orleans between World Wars."
Category: Feibleman, James Kern, 19

A Way Of Escape

Author : Jerry Newcombe
ISBN : 080541763X
Genre : Religion
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A way to Escape is a guide for overcoming those temptations. Using the seven deadly sins as their examples, Jerry and Kirsti Newcombe examine the power and mystery of Satan's seductions. Then they share their insights on the seven cardinal virtues that will free you from the grip of sin. Battling pride with humility, envy with charity, and continuing down the line, the Newcombes offer specific guidance on how you can keep the subtle yet very dangerous attraction of sin at bay.
Category: Religion

Yankee Notions

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ISBN : PRNC:32101079230239
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