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Adam Gopnik

(b. 1956– )

U.S. writer

“Stories, more even than stars or spectacle, are still the currency of life, or commercial entertainment, and look likely to last longer than the euro. There’s no escaping stories, or the pressures to tell them.”

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source: “Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?,” Page-Turner Blog, The New Yorker, May 18, 2012.

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“Modern restaurant cooking is first and foremost a boat that, as in a Saul Steinberg drawing, steams its way downriver from the thousand dreamy islands of alcohol to the wide beckoning current of caffeine, from the stress-busting drink to the reawakening demitasse. A modern French meal not including both…is impossible to imagine. Dinner with water is dinner for prisoners.”

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source: The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (New York: Knopf, 2011), 31.

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