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17737159.jpgPegged to the release of the new book Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, Bee Wilson asks "Why can't we let go of the myth of french food?" Quote: "[O]ur need to revere them as models of impeccable French taste after all these years is a little odd, considering that they themselves sought to puncture the spirit of snobbish reverence which infected the food writing of previous generations." [New Yorker]

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