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McNamee's biography of Craig Claiborne is, simply, excellent.
If you have anything to do with the food industry, and are familiar with Craig Claiborn and Pierre Franey, you will enjoy this book.
The author has given us an outstanding story, painstakingly researched and presented in a very readable biography.
Besides our Beloved Julia Child, Claiborne's writing in THE NEW YORK TIMES with delicious recipes helped me out grow my mid-western broiled or grilled dinners, learning not only to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by swimmer
Claiborne is rightly known for his role as The New York Times' revered food and restaurant critic of the 1950's and 1960's. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Swenson
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Most of what I previously knew about Craig Claiborne was from his own writings. Read morePublished 11 months ago by c. b.
If you have anything to do with the food industry, and are familiar with Craig Claiborn and Pierre Franey, you will enjoy this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cindy
I have all of C.C.'s cookbooks and since high school I have worn out a few. I give them as shower gifts and made sure my kids got a copy when they went off to college. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Janet White
I was a young college student when Craig Claiborne was in his prime. My mother was French and my uncle, a well known Parisian chef. Read morePublished 14 months ago by cookie
Really gets inside the man and the myth. It's fun to read about Claiborn's travails and pecadillos through the years, and how he made it all work for him.Published 14 months ago by Mary Martin
I really wanted to love this book. Craig Claiborne is such a fascinating figure in America's food culture and his story is a unique one, but the terrible writing in this book ruins... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lauren
Quite often, biographies cop an attitude. The author either gathers evidence that the individual was an idiot (or a loon, or evil, or otherwise deserving nothing but derision), or... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Esther Schindler