Food & Philosophy Book

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Wed, 2007-11-14 17:32

I am terribly pleased to announce that the new anthology Food & Philosophy features my essay Food and Sensuality: The Perfect Pairing. The book has just been released, and features chapters on different philosophical aspects of cuisine, from its cultural implications to its sensual and sexual relativity (that's where I come in). In one part of the essay I've drawn an analogy between food porn and regular porn, and the positive and negative aspects of each.

Chef Mark also has an essay in the book about micro-regional cuisines and how cultures evolve via the plate. We're both very excited, and hope you'll check out the book! It's very encouraging to see philosophy linked with food in a book meant for the layperson, and I hope this is a trend Chef Mark and I are helping to foster and support through our own passions. Smiling


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Prima Donna's picture

Thanks Jameson!

Trotter is indeed high praise -- and he is a Rand fan as well. I interviewed him about that a few years ago -- fun read. Smiling


P.S. Thank you, William, for adding that to the recommended books! Loved seeing that on the home page!

-- Food Philosophy. Sensuality. Sass.

Congratulations, Jen!

Jameson's picture

As Claudia will attest, food and philosophy are my two favourite subjects next to sex. Now, if there's a breakfast in bed section I'll buy a copy! Smiling

Nice quote from Charlie Trotter - high praise indeed!

Thank you!

Prima Donna's picture

Thanks so much, guys. I'm really excited about the book, and hope it does well. Jenn, I'd be delighted for you to advertise it. That reminds me, I need to do that too!

We had a wonderful meal -- small group this year (21 people). I laugh at people's faces when I say that -- that's just immediate family! Lots of love, food, laughter and Italian loudness...just the way I like it. Smiling

Happy Thanksgiving!


P.S. Linz, I made macaroons. Heh.

-- Food Philosophy. Sensuality. Sass.

Jennifer, Well done. Give

Newberry's picture


Well done. Give my congrats to Mark as well.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



Jenn's picture

Hey girl! Sorry for the belated reply, but I wanted to congratulate you on your success and tell you I'm going to advertise your book on my blog. It's a little thing, but something, no?

Happy Thanksgiving--as I've been cooking today, I've been thinking about you and the amazingly fabulous meal you are surely creating today. If I do say so myself--we'll be eating some yummy things, too.



Good Luck with the book Jen

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It is wonderful to see you blossom.

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