Using obscure letters and journal entries as source material, Barr does a skillful job of building his narrative from the various points of view involved. He appropriately weaves the food and setting into the broader dynamics of strong personalities with the sometimes too-cozy world of gastronomes.
Anyone interested in the locavore and other food-centric movements that appear to be so fresh and new will be fascinated at the relatively long history that led to the current state of awareness of food and how it infuses our lives.
Author: Luke Barr
Publication Date: November, 2014
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Available From: Random House
Genre: Non-Fiction, Culinary History
(Blogging for Books has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.)