The Best Thing I Ever Tasted

The Best Thing I Ever Tasted

The Secret of Food

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
An awardwinning essayist explores the American relationship with food, discussing how private and public attitudes, and tastes, have changed over the course of time, and explains how these transformations reflect the constantly changing American identity. 12,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Through a lively mixture of history, memoir, sociology, and family recipe, The Best Thing I Ever Tasted explores our public and private attitudes about food, and seeks to put us back in touch with the elemental needs behind our modern appetite. Whether she's reminiscing about her mother's stunningly bland cooking, walking us through the Betty Crocker test kitchens, describing the best recipes she's ever tasted, or speaking candidly about her deeply conflicted feelings about dieting, Tisdale draws a rich portrait of the many forces that every day shape our endlessly inventive hunger.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead, 2000
ISBN: 9781573221306
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm


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