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  • Title: Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet (Modern Library Food)
  • Author: Ruth Reichl
  • ISBN: 9780679643098
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A glorious, edible tour of Paris through six decades of writing from Gourmet magazine, edited and introduced by Ruth ReichlFor sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet Collected here for the first time, their essays create a unique and timeless portrait of the world capital of love and food When the book begins, just after theA glorious, edible tour of Paris through six decades of writing from Gourmet magazine, edited and introduced by Ruth ReichlFor sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris to Gourmet Collected here for the first time, their essays create a unique and timeless portrait of the world capital of love and food When the book begins, just after the war, we are in a hungry city whose chefs struggle to find the eggs and cream they need to re create the cuisine from before the German occupation We watch as Paris comes alive again with zinc topped tables crowded with people drinking caf au lait and reveling in crisp baguettes, and the triumphant rebirth of three star cuisine In time, nouvelle cuisine is born and sweeps through a newly chic and modern city It is all here the old time bourgeois dinners, the tastemakers of the fashion world, the hero chefs, and, of course, Paris in all its snobbery and refinement, its inimitable pursuit of the art of fine living Beautifully written, these dispatches from the past are intimate and immediate, allowing us to watch the month by month changes in the world s most wonderful city Remembrance of Things Paris is a book for anyone who wants to return to a Paris where a buttery madeleine is waiting around every corner.Contributors include Louis Diat, Naomi Barry, Joseph Wechsberg, Judith and Evan Jones, Don Dresden, Lillian Langseth Christensen, Diane Johnson, Michael Lewis, and Jonathan Gold.
    Remembrance of Things Paris Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet Modern Library Food A glorious edible tour of Paris through six decades of writing from Gourmet magazine edited and introduced by Ruth ReichlFor sixty years the best food writers have been sending dispatches from Paris

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    1. This book s title should actually be Paris in the 1960s and 1970s, Described by Joseph Wechsberg and Naomi Berry And therein lies the problem I expected, from the subtitle and from the other Gourmet collection I ve read, to find here a variety of writers covering the full time span And, technically, this book has both seventeen authors although that s a ludicrously small number for a 350 page anthology of short magazine pieces , and, well, if not quite sixty years, close But the book is 85% Jose [...]

    2. I bought this, and several other books in the Food Modern Library series after reading Ruth Reichl s edited edition, Endless Feasts and I had high hopes for this volume, but it turns out that indeed, I do not love Paris, it is France that I love I read it in France, and was very much loving the things about France that I hold dear, so it was not a far removed sort of problem I do agree with my spouse, that the first 50 pages are very slow and it gets much much better after that, and there were t [...]

    3. I Love Ruth Reichl I love her autobiographies I loved her term as editor for Gourmet.If I had a Bucket List , Paris, its bistro s, cafes and wonderful culture would be at the top of my list.So, are you wondering why I have two stars posted Because, if it were not for Ruth Ruth, I would have given it one This book was, for the most part, a huge disappointment The earlier writers for Gourmet were listless like food reporters Dull, blah, blah, blah Maybe, for its time, this was excitement and what [...]

    4. A collection of beautifully written love letters to the dining experience in Paris If you ve never been it will give you a taste of the city, and if you have been it will remind of it s greatness.

    5. This coming September, I m heading to Paris for the first time ever and I could not be excited Belon oysters and Sancerre Deep history imbued with the magic of so many great artists and icons And oysters Being the perpetual student that I am, I m taking my studying very seriously prior to this trip I want to arrive informed about not only where to find the greatest and best foie gras, but also about the city s pantheon of incredible restaurants and chefs.This book really made it seem like a we [...]

    6. How could a Francophile food writer not be intrigued by a collection of sixty years of food writing about Paris I looked forward to reading this book with keen anticipation and on the whole it didn t disappoint Compiled by Ruth Reichl, for many years the editor in chief in Gourmet Magazine, it s an anthology of dispatches to Gourmet Magazine from various columnists based in Paris It covers a period of sixty years, spanning the years immediately post World War 2 to the early 2000s As Ruth Reichl [...]

    7. I m sure it was good I mean, how could I not love this A food memoir about Paris It s like they know me Except I just didn t love it In fact, I got through the first 5 or so essays and then decided that someone else would love it a whole lot .

    8. This book is a collection of essays from Gourmet magazine, but is not all about food architecture, fashion, recent Parisian history, and other subjects are covered as well, although there are lots of yummy food and descriptions and plenty of restaurants reviewed, of course There are even recipes from great chefs, which one can read guilt free because usually the ingredients are unobtainable rendered goose fat in Provo, Utah , but they sound delicious and time consuming Most of all this book made [...]

    9. This is living history, vibrant and unself conscious, and it offers an amazing opportunity to watch an entire civilization transform itself and move into what will become the present p xiiI appreciate what Reichl is saying in her introduction to these magazine articles Reading across the years may give you a way of seeing what is going on in a place in the present Unfortunately, these essays did not do that for me I was entertained by some of these articles, but many of them left me unmoved and [...]

    10. Mostly, this book was very entertaining, albeit pretentious, but it s divided into essays which are super easy to read through on the subway It s my favorite kind of commuting literature short sweet easy to pick up A Memory of Alice B Toklas is delightful, funny, warm and fascinating I m going on a mad search for pieces by Naomi Berry because of it Grand Masters, on the other hand, by Jonathan Gold is at times grossly greedy in terms of food descriptors I felt as though he was teetering on a fi [...]

    11. This book seems like it should be right up my alley I love food and I love Paris The essays, though, focus on a rarified slice of Paris that I just cannot relate to One of the articles extolls the virtues of high French cuisine and says that low cost bistros like Les Bookinistes are not much better than the cafes in New York The author simultaneously slammed New York and said a restaurant with an 80 euro tasting menu is low cost The essays that appealed to me were either on the history of Paris [...]

    12. I came across this at the Friends of the Library Store and just had to buy it It was mostly delightful I especially loved reading about each post war period Soem of the later pieces were a bit too much abut the great restaurants, one after another, that were not that compelling I also enjoyed the stories about Alice B Toklas and Collette I really wish I could travel back in time to experience Las Halles when it was in the city The writing was superb, of course, and learning about the amazing foo [...]

    13. I was expecting to love this book, but alas I do not love it like I love Paris.Granted it was interesting but often than not i was bored and skimmed through some of the essays.I gave it three stars because it was fun reading about the restaurants that have been a part of Paris for decades, if not centuries.I made a list of restaurants that were written about years ago and are still around today.Hopefully I can try them all at one point in my life.But basically it was too long for me to enjoy.

    14. Here is another we gave to Tim s Mom, this one was for Mother s Day 2011 I believe She read it quickly and gave it back to us, I forgot to ask her what she thought of it Tim s Mom is French born in Jacksonville, Oregon of French immigrant parents She has been to France three times and keeps up with her relatives there I don t know when we will get to this book and we will eventually

    15. Paris, Gourmet, and Ruth Reichl what s not to like This is a wonderfully well selected collection of pieces from several decades of Gourmet magazine It is perhaps most enjoyable read slowly, a few articles at a sitting There are descriptive passages among these articles that are some of the most evocative of places in Paris that I have ever read.

    16. As editor of Gourmet Magazine, Ruth Reichl compiles a selection of wonderful articles on food and eating in Paris for this book Famous restaurants, bistro culture, great recipes, vignettes about eccentric chefs, French attitudes and culture.entertaining and fun and just plain made me want to go to go back to Paris

    17. Didn t check this out well and thought it was going to be writings of Ruch Reichle Instead it is writings of several food editors, critics and correspondents about their experiences in Paris related to food I must say it is strange to feel intimidated by just reading about famous resturants and their snobism.

    18. This was an incredibly fabulous book I loved reading all the many stories of writers various experiences in Paris through the decades.For someone who loves Paris, this is a must read and will make you want to go back to Paris and seek out some of the spots that are mentioned.

    19. A great book to dip into on a Grey and cold winter evening Dream of meals that you could be making and gorgeous French men who could be escorting you into restaurants to feast on oysters and veau blanquette instead of sitting in your nightie with the cat eating soft boiled eggs.

    20. not what I expected, and not in a good way With Reichl s name on the cover, I thought there would be some commentary eassay by her woven through the book, but there isn t Will give it another shot, though, to see if I like it better with realistic expectations.

    21. Having enjoyed Ruth Reichl s previous books, I was disappointed in this collection of essays by Gourmets writers over the years I think it would have been enjoyable if I had been to Paris.

    22. A collection of articles from Gourmet magazine on French culture,specificly on food It s a decent read,but read with a full stomach,because the decription of the food will make you hungry.

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