The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Craig Claiborne and the American Food RenaissanceDownloadable Audiobook - 2012
From his first day on the job as the New York Times food critic, Craig Claiborne excited readers by introducing them to food worlds unknown, from initiating them in the standards of the finest French cuisine and the tantalizing joys of the then mostly unknown foods of India, China, Mexico, Spain, to extolling the pleasures of "exotic" ingredients like arugula, and praising "newfangled" tools like the Cuisinart, which once he'd given his stamp of approval became wildly popular. A good review of a restaurant guaranteed a full house for weeks, while a bad review might close a kitchen down. Based on unprecedented access to Claiborne's personal papers and interviews with a host of food world royalty, including Jacques Pepin, Gael Greene, and Alice Waters, Tom McNamee offers a lively and vivid account of Claiborne's extraordinary adventure in food.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] :, Tantor Media ;, 2012, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr., 57 min.) :,digital. analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda
Alternative Title: Craig Claiborne and the American food renaissance