James Beard: A Biography
Beard was the first person to become a major food celebrity in this country, the first chef to take American food seriously at a time when French food was revered above all, and, more than any other individual, helped create the food industry as it is today. A portrait of a flamboyant, complex man and a social history of eating over the last century. Photographs.
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``Born fat to a food-obsessed mother,'' as Clark (former editor of The Journal of Gastronomy) puts it, America's preeminent foodie (1903-85) was an overstuffed child whose acting career was foiled by ... Read full review