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The gourmands' way : six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy, Justin Spring

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The gourmands' way : six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy
Title
The gourmands' way
Title remainder
six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy
Statement of responsibility
Justin Spring
Title variation
  • Six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy
  • 6 Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the thirty-year boom in France following World War II―les Trente Glorieuses―Paris was not only the world's most stylish tourist destination, it was also the world capital of gastronomic genius. In The Gourmands’ Way, Justin Spring tells the story of six American writer-adventurers having the time of their lives in the City of Light during this period and, in doing so, transforming the way Americans talk and think about food―and the way they eat. The six are A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney. The Gourmands' Way is the first book ever to look at these unforgettable figures as a group. It is also the first to focus specifically on their Paris-based adventures. Liebling was a great war correspondent, reporter, and humorist who opens Spring’s narrative by sweeping into Paris with the French and Allied forces in August 1944; Toklas was Gertrude Stein’s life partner who reinvented herself at age seventy-five as a cookbook author; Fisher was a sensualist storyteller and fabulist; Child was a cookbook author, America’s greatest television food celebrity, and the reinventor of the dinner party; Lichine was an ambitious wine merchant who, through an astounding series of risk-taking ventures, became the leading importer of French wines in America; and Olney was a reclusive but freewheeling artist who reluctantly evolved into one of the foremost American writers on French cuisine and French wine. Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments of these six lives, many of which were intimately connected to the exploration and discovery of fine French food and drink―whether they experienced it at top Michelin-starred restaurants or straight from a hot plate in an artist’s garret. The Gourmands’ Way leads us through both the fabled world of haute cuisine and the vibrant bohemian and artistic haunts of the Left Bank during the 1950s. Intimate, anecdotal, and beautifully researched, The Gourmands’ Way is an eye-opening exploration of the rich, storied annals of mid-twentieth-century Franco-American culinary history
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spring, Justin
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.A1
LC item number
S675 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food writers
  • Cooks
  • Food writing
Label
The gourmands' way : six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy, Justin Spring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liebling and the Lion of Belford -- The Franco-American (kitchen) alliance -- Alice Toklas starts over -- Gourmet, Brillat-Savarin and Paris cuisine -- Out on the town with Paul and Julia -- Richard Olney starts out -- Becoming Julia Child -- "As if a cook book had anything to do with writing" -- "I am a merchant of pleasure" -- Aromas and flavors of past and present -- "A dreamer of wine" -- A changing of the guard -- Olney stays on -- M. F. K. Fisher and the cooking of Provincial France -- Olney goes south -- The end of the affair
Control code
sky285313900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
433 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374103156
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017001319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The gourmands' way : six Americans in Paris and the birth of a new gastronomy, Justin Spring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liebling and the Lion of Belford -- The Franco-American (kitchen) alliance -- Alice Toklas starts over -- Gourmet, Brillat-Savarin and Paris cuisine -- Out on the town with Paul and Julia -- Richard Olney starts out -- Becoming Julia Child -- "As if a cook book had anything to do with writing" -- "I am a merchant of pleasure" -- Aromas and flavors of past and present -- "A dreamer of wine" -- A changing of the guard -- Olney stays on -- M. F. K. Fisher and the cooking of Provincial France -- Olney goes south -- The end of the affair
Control code
sky285313900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
433 pages [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374103156
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017001319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 10/17
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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