Epicurean Delight: Life and Times of James Beard

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - Cooking - 384 pages
The author of 22 books, James Beard encouraged and instructed an entire generation of cooks, both fledgling and professional. Now comes an anecdotal biography of one of the most influential and beloved of America's cooks--complete with his own favorite recipes. 50 photographs.

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In this biography, Jones gives us the ingredients that went into the creation of one of the great 20th-century American chefs. Beard grew up in Portland, Oregon, but aspired to be an actor and moved ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Evan Jones grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Instead of going to college, he worked on a series of family and other newspapers until he landed on the wartime staff of the military newspaper Stars and Stripes. After the war, he stayed in Paris and published a weekly magazine aimed at American tourists. When he returned to the United States, he worked as a freelance writer. His works included The Minnesota, Hidden America, American Food: The Gastronomic Story, The World of Cheese, The Book of Bread, and Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard. He also edited The Father: Letters to Sons and Daughters. He died from injuries suffered in a fall on February 4, 1996 at the age of 80.

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