By Stephan Lee
Updated November 02, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Table Comes First

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Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma startled us by exposing the scientific and ecological contexts of the food we eat. Gopnik’s new book The Table Comes First covers a wholly different topic — the roots and implications of modern-day foodie culture — but in an equally revelatory, readable style. Gopnik, a contributor to The New Yorker, rhapsodizes about everything from the advent of the restaurant to the origins of the cookbook to the rise of food criticism. By turns meaty and frothy, this ode to the social experience of eating combines a reporter’s eye for facts with a gourmand’s devotion to food. A-

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