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November 19, 2012 | Culture

The Table Comes First

As you're planning your Thanksgiving meal, we're talking to The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik about his latest book, "The Table Comes First." Gopnik says that every human group that's ever been ritualizes its food. Indeed, the way we approach the table defines who we are. The book is a journey from eighteenth-century France to our modern-day obsession with gastronomy. Monday, Gopnik joins us to answer this question: what is the true meaning of food in our lives?

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Adam Gopnik is a long-time staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. He's the author of six books, including Paris to the Moon. His latest is called The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food. It was recently released in paperback.

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