Considering the place of cuisine in Western culture, the authors explore an astonishing variety of topics and elaborate on a revolutionary method for judging the art of cooking. The result is an enthralling, sophisticated, freewheeling dinner party of a book that also makes a powerful case for openness and change in the way people think about food.

Cooking: The Quintessential Art 2010, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520265943

Trade paperback

Cooking: The Quintessential Art 2008, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520252950