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Book Review

‘An Economist Gets Lunch’ by Tyler Cowen takes on food snobs For foodies, this advice may be hard to swallow

By Ted Weesner Jr.
Globe Correspondent / April 11, 2012
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Dangle a gastro-spirited book, no matter how provincial, esoteric or ancient, before the eyes and palates of most food lovers, and we will find something to relish. It could be a recipe, a technique, or some toothsome nugget of culinary history. Yet now, with the publication of Tyler Cowen’s “An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules For Everyday Foodies,” we finally have an entry fit to make the average gourmand weep. And I don’t mean happy tears.

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Book Review

AN ECONOMIST

GETS LUNCH:

New Rules

for Everyday Foodies

By Tyler Cowen

Dutton, 293 pp., $26.95

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