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In Memory of Bread

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In Memory of Bread by Paul Graham
Jun 07, 2016 | ISBN 9780804186889

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“The basic structure of Graham’s new memoir, In Memory of Bread, is the sometimes funny, sometimes poignant chronology of how he cured himself… His story is broadened and made far more interesting with a wide-ranging, well-researched dissertation on wheat, involving history, culture, chemistry and agriculture.”
—The Washington Post 

“I highly recommend for anyone who’s a foodie. I saw another review that said, ‘Oh, this is for anyone who is gluten-free.’ No. This is for anyone who has interest in food, in cooking, and how we eat today.” 
Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun

“Paul Graham has written an account of saying farewell to a familiar pleasure that manages to combine an intelligent survey of modern agriculture with a touching story of a small but all-too-real grief. His book is an essay that does what essays should: combine a useful idea with a poignant moral.”
—Adam Gopnik

“A medical-culinary adventure story, by turns harrowing, enlightening, and thrillingly honest, In Memory of Bread is an elegy for the most elemental, essential food there is. Diagnosed with celiac disease and forced to rethink everything he’s ever known about cooking and eating, Paul Graham has written a brilliant examination of the very meaning of food, memory, and desire.”
—Luke Barr, author of Provence, 1970

“Paul Graham’s adventures into the world of gluten-free eating are every bit as fascinating as those of A.J. Liebling and Julia Child into the gastronomy of Paris.”
—Melissa Coleman, author of This Life Is in Your Hands

“Paul Graham’s ability to transform his relationship with food and eating and the acceptance he’s had to cultivate along the way are truly inspiring. I love how open and honest he is about his journey and know others will, too.”
—Andie Mitchell, author of It Was Me All Along

“This book is a must read! This moving and beautifully written account of giving up the foods you love in order to heal and flourish is one of the best I have ever read.”
—Anna Sobaski, founder and president of Breads from Anna

“In detailed and thoughtful prose, balancing the lyrical with the scientific, Graham illustrates how his deep connection to bread was challenged, and how his body was gravely poisoned by his glutinous true love.”
Publishers Weekly

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