The definitive biography of America’s best-known and least-understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped.
American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food?
Inspired by her bold move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming, NYT bestselling author Kate Christensen turns her blockbuster talent to telling the story of the hardship and happiness that has sustained her adopted home through thick and thin, as demonstrated through the staple foods of the region.