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The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table Hardcover – October 29, 2013

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“Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be an original idea for a cookbook left to invent, here is The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table. It has the charm of old menus and vintage recipe collections. You can cook by it, stir your cocktail or just be amused by what great chef or cookbook writer was assigned what year to memorialize and what they wrote.” (Gael Greene Insatiable Critic)

About the Author

Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz are New York City-based photographers who share a desire to re-create, cook, and capture some of the best recipes of the twentieth century. Noah earned his B.F.A from the Parsons School of Design and teaches in the photography department at Parsons, and Paul is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. Visit their blog at TheWayWeAte.net.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476732728
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476732725
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #835,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a truly bizarre cookbook. I bought it foolishly assuming that it would have something to do with, you know, the way we ate. It doesn't. It consists of little historical factoids -- the Wright Brothers existed, Mae West was a movie star -- of somewhat dubious accuracy, each followed by a recipe the factoid supposedly "inspired." In most cases, the source of that inspiration is entirely unfathomable; the recipe has nothing to do with the factoid, nothing to do with the period with which it's theoretically associated, and often, not much to do with actual thought on the part of the creator. That is, there are some wonderful chefs and cooks represented here, but in many cases it's clear that they devoted about five minutes' worth of effort to coming up with their contribution. Ruth Reichl's, for example, consists of a one-paragraph explanation of a matzoh-brei so basic it doesn't even include onions. It's uhhhh....scrambled eggs with some matzoh. Furthermore, the book is larded fairly heavily with contributions from people who have only the most tangential relationshp to food -- a singer? a photographer? presumably they're friends of the "authors"' -- and some of the ingredients and procedures are so esoteric -- with zero assistance offered -- as to be unworkable. What, for example, is "buckwheat bread"? Where is one supposed to buy quail with the head and feet still attached? Though there are a few appealing recipes, the book overall reads as a poorly conceived, poorly edited vanity project.
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Fantastic! What a unique and original concept for a cookbook. Great gift idea for the holidays...both useable and good looking. Just exceptional!
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Magnificently styled, photographed, curated and conceived - this creative, collaborative journey of chefs and visual artists offers multiple platforms of engaging information and inspiration. Every page a marvel. If you have retro sensibilities and love cooking, eating and discovering new culinary talent, or just looking at fantastically staged photos of food and tableware - this book will give you hours of pleasure.
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This tome is a collection of culinary anthropology unlike others. The idea is thoughtful and the delivery is perfect. What a refreshingly new approach to cooking, drinking and entertaining! I just wish I had thought of it.
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Love this book. Its great for those that love food, love the idea of food, or love great books about unique subjects. Great authors, and great chefs. Lotsa fun with these guys. Check out Noah's Fallafelnutter [...] or Paul's Heavenly Meatloaf sandwich [...] and you'll get an idea of how awesome these guys are.
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This book was my go-to gift this holiday season - it's fun, sophisticated, and a wonderful tour through history and cuisine even if you don't cook. Great concept, brilliant execution.
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