'Tenth Muse' Recounts an American Food Revolution Judith Jones appreciates the finer things in life, especially good cooking. Credited with discovering Julia Child, Jones celebrates food. Her new memoir is called The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food.
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'Tenth Muse' Recounts an American Food Revolution

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'Tenth Muse' Recounts an American Food Revolution

'Tenth Muse' Recounts an American Food Revolution

'Tenth Muse' Recounts an American Food Revolution

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A French gourmet once called food the tenth muse, right up there with poetry, music and dance. Long-time Knopf editor Judith Jones followed that muse to help change American home cooking.

Jones's new memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, is the story of how she helped spark a food revolution.

As Americans prepare to give thanks on the upcoming holiday, we also should give thanks to Jones for some of the pleasure we get in cooking Thanksgiving meals.

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