Provence, 1970

Provence, 1970

M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste

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aProvence, 1970Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope--complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780770433314
Branch Call Number: 641.5973 Ba
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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andrea_m
Sep 06, 2015

I found myself skimming large parts of this. Some bits were interesting (the Fisher and Olney bits), but as a book it has a bloated quality.

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patcarstensen
Jun 20, 2015

He needs to say "things were changing" less often. The book was disappointing after what I had heard about it.

mikelindq Jun 13, 2014

Well written, it's a fun and interesting account. Fans of Childs' "My Life in France" will find it enjoyable. While a good read, it's utterly devoid of the drama suggested by the publisher's notes. One oddity: Although well-researched and based in large part upon M.F.K. Fischer's journal entries and letters exchanged among the principals, there are frustratingly few actual quoted passages from those resources.

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EmilyEm
Mar 16, 2014

M.F.K. Fisher?s nephew writes a tribute to five giants of the world of food?the legendary editor Judith Jones is also included?at what he sees as a seminal moment in America?s changing tastes. It?s well-documented and based on collections of these writers? journals and correspondence.

I think the author pushed his notion about this moment in time a bit far although he did have some people still living to interview. But, as someone who was a budding foodie at this time I can attest to their influence on me as their books graced my shelves-and in some cases, still do. Interesting if don?t take too seriously!

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