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In the 1950s, America was a land of overdone roast beef and canned green beans - a gastronomic wasteland. Most restaurants relied on frozen, second-rate ingredients and served bogus "Continental" cuisine. Authentic French, Italian, and Chinese foods were virtually unknown. There was no such thing as food criticism at the time, and no such thing as a restaurant critic. Cooking at home wasn't thought of as a source of pleasure. Guests didn't chat around the kitchen. Professional equipment and cookware were used only in restaurants. One man changed all that.
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"A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America's boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever." - Kirkus Reviews
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Thomas McNamee is the author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, Life, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He lives in San Francisco. Visit his website at www.thomasmcnamee.com.
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