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Book: United States of Arugula

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Book: United States of Arugula

merlot143 | Apr 11, 2007 07:07 PM

I'm half-way through this book, and I've enjoyed it. It details the rise of foodie-ism in the U.S., describing people like James Beard, Mollie Katzen, Dean and Deluca. Hard to believe institutions like Celestial Seasonings were actually started by a hippie with a taste for tea. The author loves gossip but he can be snide about everyone ex. Irma Rombauer gets a footnote about writing the Joy of Cooking a year after her husband committed suicide.

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