The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat

Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance

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In 1957, America was a gastronomic wasteland. One man changed all that.

From his perch at the New York Times, Craig Claiborne led America’s food revolution. He took readers where they had never been before, and brought Julia Child and Jacques Pépin to national acclaim. He introduced us to the foods and tools we take for granted today, from crème fraîche and balsamic vinegar to arugula and the salad spinner. And he turned dinner into an event—dining out, delighting your friends, or simply cooking for your family.

But the passionate gastronome led a conflicted personal life. Forced to mask his sexuality, he was imprisoned in solitude and searched for stable and lasting love. In The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat, acclaimed biographer Thomas McNamee unfolds a new history of American gastronomy and reveals in full a great man who until now has never been truly known.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451698442 | 
  • March 2013
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How Craig Claiborne Changed America's Food Culture

Craig Claiborne was the first food critic for The New York Times and is known as the Father of the American Food Renaissance for making dining out for pleasure a staple of American culture. Learn more in THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT by Thoma...

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The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
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A Sensation

Putting a piece about food on the front page of the New York Times was unheard of, but on April 13, 1959, they did it.

ELEGANCE OF CUISINE IS ON WANE IN U.S.

 

Two time-honored symbols of the good life—great cuisine in the French tradition and elegant table service—are passing from the American... see more

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