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The Last Days of Haute Cuisine

The Coming of Age of American Restaurants
Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: History, American
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Combining an insider's passion with down-to-earth humor, chef and food writer Patric Kuh traces the evolution of American high-style restaurants from the 1941 opening of Le Pavillon to the recent rise of less traditional restaurants, such as Le Cirque, Spago, and Danny Meyer's Union Square group. Kuh takes readers inside this high-stakes business, sharing little-known anecdotes, describing legendary cooks and bright new star chefs, and relating his own reminiscences. Populated by a host of food personalities, including Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and James Beard, Kuh's social and cultural history of America's great restaurants reveals the dramatic transformations in U.S. cuisine.

©2001 Patrick Kuh (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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"If you believe we are what we eat, this is the book that tells you who we are." (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

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