World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth presents Justin Spring
World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth will present Justin Spring, a writer who is described as “specializing in 20th century American art and culture.” He is the author of a food history with a long title that gives America a stake in French cooking: The Gourmands’ Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy. You may not need to know the difference between French Fries and Pomme Frittes to follow Spring’s tracking of this movement in Paris.
The book is described as “a biography of six writers on food and wine whose lives and careers intersected in mid-20th century France. This period is called, “les trente glorineuses” and defined as the 30-year “boom period in France between the end of World war II and the 1974 oil crisis.”
Spring is the author of several books including a 2010 National Book Awards Finalist with a biography of writer Samuel Steward titled, Secret Historian and carrying the explanatory subtitle "The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist and Sexual Renegade."