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 Post subject: Re: Foodie Lit
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Nance,

I've been told that the Tower book is a fun read but not precisely factual. Apparently he takes credit for a lot of things which were done by other people. On the other hand: rock & roll chef. Cocaine and haute cuisine.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodie Lit
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:10 am 
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OK, the Tower book. I honestly can't say anything nice about it. Arrogant, booriish, self-involved and not sure why this book was written. I learned nothing except I don't like this guy. Yes, kept me "entertained" on a 5+ hour flight, next time I might just spring for $9 for DirectTV. Nigel Slater wasn't much better on the way back. Just not as narcissistic and arrogant.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodie Lit
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:21 am 
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I got Repast for Solstice. This food history book explores the first explosion of the US restaurant industry, in the 1900-1910 period, through menus from restaurants of the period and commentaries on them. As well as major digressions, such as a mini-biography of Upton Sinclair. So far (page 60) it's a fun read and I'm enjoying it a lot. And the full-color menu pictures are really impressive; restaurantiers in that era spent a lot on menu decoration.

Plus, you know, I want dungeness crab salad for $0.30.

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 Post subject: Re: Foodie Lit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:45 am 
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Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln's Life and Times

I'm off to the inter-library loan, la la la.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:10 am 
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Report back please...I like this kind of stuff.

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I just checked my library system, and none of the libraries have it. Sounds like a potentially great read.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:25 pm 
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Got it coming through inter-library loan! THANKS :!: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:29 pm 
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Not in my library system either - drats! But will keep it on the list and check every so often.


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Thankfully, I have an "in" with my library system, so if you guys have a positive report, I know I can encourage our local library to order it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Inter-library loan only has two copies and neither are available right now. :cry: Guess I'll have to try back in a few months.


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