Acclaimed essayist and writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker joins Mitchell Davis on an especially taste-themed episode of Taste Matters. They have conversations about how taste is so deeply rooted in morality in this country and how our palates are so closely linked to our culture and experiences. Hear why Elizabeth Pennell was such an important influence on Adam’s latest book, The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food. Listen in as Mitchell and Adam discuss French cuisine, food eroticism, and modern day food reform movements. You don’t want to miss this one! Sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.


“We are puritanically health obsessed in a way that other countries are not.”

“The first function that a restaurant has is that it’s a place of courtship….Built into eating out is an idea of sex.”

“I am a deep skeptic of new-wave desserts.”

–writer and essayist Adam Gopnik on Taste Matters