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Mar 19, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: People with headphones
Read in March, 2008

The best book-on-tape experience you can lay your hands on. The wonderful writing we all count on the New Yorker for, plus the fact that it's all about food. The articles range from lamenting the demise of French food (ones originally published around the 40s) to the innovation of buffalo wings (originally published around the 80s). Contemplations on the martini, a weekend with Julia Child. the raw milk underground, scavenging for herbs in the woods.

The advantage of hearing French foodie words pronounced vs. reading them cannot be undermined.

Other pluses:

20 discs long! The fun won't stop.
Includes nearly every food writer you've heard of!
Malcolm Gladwell sneaked in somehow!
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