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The United States of Arugula by David Kamp
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The history of gastronomy in the U.S. from about the 1950's on. If that doesn't grab you, you will hate this book. It grabbed me. It took a long time for me to finish this. I would pick it up every so often. It fascinated me to learn about different cooking "movements", and the players behind them. I have not read or seen Julia and Julia (or whatever that was called) but I have a lot of love for Julia Child after reading this book. And, as someone married to an amateur chef, living in the sustainable/local/organic world of food, it was interesting to read about the roots of those movements.
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