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(Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine.pdf) French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation i Accounting for Taste i brings these accidents to the surface illuminating the magic of French cuisine and the mystery behind its historical development Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson explains how the food of France became French cuisine br br This momentous culinary journey begins with Ancien R gime cookbooks and ends with twenty first century cooking programs It takes us from Car me the inventor of modern French cuisine in the early nineteenth century to top chefs today such as Daniel Boulud and Jacques P pin Not a history of French cuisine i Accounting for Taste i focuses on the people places and institutions that have made this cuisine what it is today a privileged vehicle for national identity a model of cultural ascendancy and a pivotal site where practice and performance intersect With sources as various as the novels of Balzac and Proust interviews with contemporary chefs such as David Bouley and Charlie Trotter and the film i Babette s Feast i Ferguson maps the cultural field that structures culinary affairs in France and then exports its crucial ingredients What s more well beyond food the intricate connections between cuisine and country between local practice and national identity illuminate the concept of culture itself br br To Brillat Savarin s famous dictum Animals fill themselves people eat intelligent people alone know how to eat Priscilla Ferguson adds and i Accounting for Taste i shows how the truly intelligent also know i why i they eat the way they do br br Parkhurst Ferguson has her nose in the right place and an infectious lust for her subject that makes this trawl through the history and cultural significance of French food from French Revolution to i Babette s Feast i via Balzac s suppers and Proust s madeleines a satisfying meal of varied courses Ian Kelly i Times i UK br brDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine books for multiple devices.