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Photograph, by Claire Stewart, is of chefs Adrienne Jones and David Caban competing in the Kitchen Feud at the New York City College of Technology on April 25, 2013.

By Claire Stewart Review of The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining by Christel Lane (Oxford University Press, 2014)     The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining is a dogged endeavor to categorize and analyze the world of Michelin-starred restaurants and the chefs who run them. […]

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The Evolution of Dinner By Claire Stewart A review of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal by Abigail Carroll (Basic Books, 2013) [click for pdf]   Food historian Abigail Carroll’s debut book, Three Squares: the Invention of the American Meal, explores the historical reasons why we eat what we do, and when. Combing […]

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We Are Also What We Eat With By Claire Stewart A review of Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (Basic Books, 2012) Bee Wilson’s Consider the Fork is more than just a pretty book (and it is indeed a pretty book). It is more than just another […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

ZiR

July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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July 16, 2018

Thanks a lot, Steve. And, continuing the segue-ing, here's an old (and traditional) Gary Snyder poem I just came across yesterday: Seaman’s Ditty I’m wondering where you are now Married, or mad, or free: Wherever you are you’re likely glad, But memory troubles me. We could’ve had us children, We could’ve had a home— But you thought not, and I thought not, And these nine years we roam. Today I worked in the deep dark tanks, And climbed out to watch the sea: Gulls and salty waves pass by, And mountains of Araby. I’ve travelled the lonely oceans And wandered the...

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