Au Revoir to All that: The Rise and Fall of French Cuisine

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Bloomsbury, Jul 5, 2010 - Cookery - 248 pages
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Offering a fresh and entertaining approach to understanding French history, through its food and wine, Steinberger reveals a radically changing France; a country moving through social and political reform, economic crises and, importantly, the loss of their seemingly unbreakable dominance in all things gastronomical. If the state of France's celebrated cuisine is the bellwether for the state of the nation, things are looking bleak.

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

The author is a journalist who has a big interest in French haut cuisine. He records the downfall of French gastronomy over the past 30 years and explores some of the causes. I liked how he placed ... Read full review

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User Review  - etxgardener - LibraryThing

Many have bemoaned the end of French classical cooking, but Michael Steinberger writes dispassionately & accurately about why the way the French eats is changing - mostly because of economics and the ... Read full review

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