About this book
Essayist Gopnik takes the reader on a journey through just what it means for food to be 'good'. At once a celebration of the rituals of eating and an exploration of the transformation that our notion of what makes food good has undergone. 'Brilliant...' "Independent"
The Table Comes First is at once a celebration of the rituals of eating - the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart, the core of our memories - and an exploration of the extraordinary transformations that our notion of what makes food 'good' has undergone.