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Steal the Menu [electronic Resource]

A Memoir Of Forty Years In Food

By Raymond A. Sokolov

Four decades of memories from a gastronome who witnessed the food revolution from the (well-provisioned) trenches—a delicious tour through contemporary food history.

When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from his pathbreaking dispatches on nouvelle cuisine chefs like Paul Bocuse and Michel Guérard in France to the rise of contemporary American food stars like Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, and the fruitful collision of science and cooking in the kitchens of El Bulli in Spain, the Fat Duck outside London, and Copenhagen’s gnarly Noma.

Sokolov invites readers to join him as a privileged observer of the most transformative period in the history of cuisine with this personal narrative of the sensual education of an accidental gourmet. We dine out with him at temples of haute cuisine like New York’s Lutèce but also at a pioneering outpost of  Sichuan food in a gas station in New Jersey, at a raunchy Texas chili cookoff, and at a backwoods barbecue shack in Alabama, as well as at three-star restaurants from Paris to Las Vegas.

Steal the Menu is, above all, an entertaining and engaging account of a tumultuous period of globalizing food ideas and frontier-crossing ingredients that produced the unprecedentedly rich and diverse way of eating we enjoy today.

Format

Ebook

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780307962478


Format: Ebook
Author: Sokolov, Raymond A.
Summary: "When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from his pathbreaking dispatches on nouvelle cuisine chefs like Paul Bocuse and Michel Guérard in France to the rise of contemporary American food stars like Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, and the fruitful collision of science and cooking in the kitchens of El Bulli in Spain, the Fat Duck outside London, and Copenhagen's gnarly Noma"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: Steal the menu [electronic resource] : a memoir of forty years in food / Raymond Sokolov.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Subject: Sokolov, Raymond A. Food writers -- United States -- Biography Cooks -- United States -- Biography Food writing Cooking, American
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Format: Ebook
Author: Sokolov, Raymond A.
Summary: "When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from his pathbreaking dispatches on nouvelle cuisine chefs like Paul Bocuse and Michel Guérard in France to the rise of contemporary American food stars like Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, and the fruitful collision of science and cooking in the kitchens of El Bulli in Spain, the Fat Duck outside London, and Copenhagen's gnarly Noma"--Dust jacket flap.
Title: Steal the menu [electronic resource] : a memoir of forty years in food / Raymond Sokolov.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (242 p.) : ill.
Subjects: Sokolov, Raymond A.
Subjects: Food writers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Cooks -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Food writing
Subjects: Cooking, American
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Title: Memoir of forty years in food
Other Title: Memoir of 40 years in food
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Amuse-bouche -- First bites -- The ungastronomical me -- Food news -- Upstairs in front -- With reservations.
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