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Letters To Vanessa : On Love, Science, and Awareness in an Enchanted World - Jeremy W. Hayward

Letters To Vanessa

On Love, Science, and Awareness in an Enchanted World

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1997
ISBN: 9781570620775
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Four decades of memories from a gastronome who witnessed the food revolution from the (well-provisioned) trenches a delicious tour through contemporary food history. When Raymond Sokolov became food editor of The New York Times in 1971, he began a long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. Here he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from his pathbreaking dispatches on nouvelle cuisine chefs like Paul Bocuse and Michel Guerard in France to the rise of contemporary American food stars like Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, and the fruitful collision of science and cooking in the kitchens of El Bulli in Spain, the Fat Duck outside London, and Copenhagen's gnarly Noma. Sokolov invites readers to join him as a privileged observer of the most transformative period in the history of cuisine with this personal narrative of the sensual education of an accidental gourmet. We dine out with him at temples of haute cuisine like New York's Lut ce but also at a pioneering outpost of Sichuan food in a gas station in New Jersey, at a raunchy Texas chili cookoff, and at a backwoods barbecue shack in Alabama, as well as at three-star res

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"Well-written and lively, this book stands as an animistic response to the barriers with which, in the author's view, our science-based culture has bound the coming generation's experience, understanding and appreciation of the aesthetics of holiness."-- Publishers Weekly

The Living World We Felt as Childrenp. 1
Stories with Feeling, Stories with Soulp. 11
The Story of the Dead Worldp. 22
How Our World Was Disenchantedp. 29
The Enchanted World Is Nowp. 39
First Interludep. 47
Does Your Brain See?p. 53
Interpretation Colors Our Worldp. 61
The Creative Dance in a Personp. 70
Language and a Feeling for the Worldp. 80
Awakening Feelingp. 88
Nature, a Glorious Game of Cooperation. Surprise!p. 96
Second Interludep. 108
Boundaries in Space: The Stuff the World Is Made Ofp. 112
Awareness, Space, and Energy Come Together at Lastp. 121
Mind and Matter Join in the World Soulp. 131
Suggestions of Mind in Space at Princetonp. 141
How Shall We Look at Things Now?p. 150
What Does It Feel Like To Be a Tree?p. 159
Holons Jumping Up and Downp. 167
Patterns of Life and Circuits of Thoughtp. 174
Third Interludep. 180
Joining Heaven, Earth, and Humanp. 185
Being a Tuning Fork on a Cosmic Pianop. 198
Our Never-Ending Storyp. 206
Postscript: References and Further Readingp. 213
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9781570620775
ISBN-10: 1570620776
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd September 1997
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1