Never before have we cared so much about food. With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, of the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who fled to New York during the French Revolution. Mr. Gopnik surveys the history of the table and seeks to understand why so many apparently live to eat.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award and the author of the new book The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food.
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