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Cheesemonger by Gordon Edgar
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Sep 12, 10

really liked it
Read in July, 2010

I almost put this book down after the first chapter or two: I felt like the author was posturing, and was preparing for another 'life in the trenches of the food world' memoir. Which, it sort of is. But I'm glad I kept going. The author wound up being more likable than I expected he would be after the first 20 pages. And in the end, I got a ton of new perspectives on cheese and the retail-grocery world in general, some good philosophical POVs about the morality as it intersects with our modern food system, and a number of good cheese recommendations I can't wait to try.

This is a book in which it is easy to find flaws and things to criticize (writing style, scattered focus, self-absorption...), but to dwell on these issues would be to diminish the certain value this book has in the world to anyone with enthusiasm for cheese.

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