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The Resource The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard, John Birdsall

The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard, John Birdsall

Label
The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard
Title
The man who ate too much
Title remainder
the life of James Beard
Statement of responsibility
John Birdsall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped. After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority on cooking and eating, his larger-than-life presence and collection of whimsical bow ties synonymous with the nation's food for decades, even after his death in 1985. In the first biography of Beard in twenty-five years, acclaimed writer John Birdsall argues that Beard's struggles as a closeted gay man directly influenced his creation of an American cuisine. Starting in the 1920s, Beard escaped loneliness and banishment by traveling abroad to places where people ate for pleasure, not utility, and found acceptance at home by crafting an American ethos of food likewise built on passion and delight. Informed by never-before-tapped correspondence and lush with details of a golden age of home cooking, The Man Who Ate Too Much is a commanding portrait of a towering figure who still represents the best in food"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Birdsall, John
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX649.B43
LC item number
B57 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beard, James
  • Cooks
  • Gay men
Label
The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard, John Birdsall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197640152
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393635713
Lccn
2020015582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1173432
  • (OCoLC)1197640152
Label
The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard, John Birdsall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197640152
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393635713
Lccn
2020015582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) u1173432
  • (OCoLC)1197640152

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