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PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.

Author Name    Barr, Luke.

Title   PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Clarkson Potter 2013

ISBN Number    0307718344 / 9780307718341

Seller ID   30140

309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold.

Cooking,  American  Cooking,  Cooks,  Provence,  Social  Life,  Customs,  Cooking,  Cookery,  Food,  20th  Century,  Philosophy,  Mary  Frances  Kennedy  Fisher,  M.F.K.  Fisher,  Food  Writers,  Julia  Child,  Judith  Jones,  Paul  Child,  James  Beard,  Richard  Olney,  France,  Dinners,  Cuisine,  La  Pitchoune,  Diets,  Biography,  Dinner  Parties,  Travel,  Snobs,  Snobbery,  Christmas,  Arles,  Avignon,  Marseilles,  Food  Establishment,  French  Influence  On  Food,  Home  Cooking,  French  Cooking,  Norah  Barr,  Cook  Books,  Cookbooks,  Cookbook  Writers,  Simone  Beck,  Mastering  French  Cooking,  Sybille  Bedford,  The  French  Chef,  Television  Programs,  Elizabeth  David,  Traditionalism,  Raymond  Gatti,  Nika  Hazelton,  Evan  Jones,  Last  House,  Eda  Lord,  French  Menu  Cookbook,  Dillwyn  Parrish,  Travel. 

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