Fork In Review

Jan Hume

Month: January, 2016

Book Review:  “The Table Comes First” by Adam Gopnik

In The Table Comes First Gopnik looks at food and dining from a                          sociological and consumer point of view, including snobbery and food fads. Veblen’s work, The Theory of the Leisure Class is about conspicuous consumption. The point of it is that it’s […]

Book Review: “Provence 1970” by Luke Barr

I’ve just pulled a pile of old cook books out of my bookshelf. They are all published in the 60s and 70s, and the titles are: Posh Food       Andre Launay Ou est le garlic?          Len Deighton French Provincial Cooking     Elizabeth David Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1 & 2          Simone Beck & Julia […]

The Future of Food Fetishes

In the Seventies there was a big pile of bricks placed in front of  London’s Tate Museum. All the tabloids and bourgeoisie scoffed. In spite of their disgust and bewilderment, this pile of bricks forced people to ask the question: what is art? When you watch a news clip of a fashion show, you tend […]