Dan Hofstadter is the author of The Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition (W.W. Norton 2010), Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples, a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir (Knopf/Vintage 2006), The Love Affair As A Work of Art, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Goldberg’s Angel (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1994), and Temperaments (Knopf 1992). He has written for The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler, among other national magazines, and was a regular contributor to The New Yorker for eight years. He lives in the Hudson River Valley area of New York.
Edible Gold, Basic Books, December 2018
The social history and background of parmagiano cheese.
Praise for Dan Hofstadter:
“Hofstadter maintains an ability to robustly report and interpret while burnishing paragraphs into gems.” – Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Witty and wise . . . Rewarding . . . A pleasure to read . . . Mr. Hofstadter writes with elegance and sensitivity.” – Victor Brombert, New York Times Book Review
“Haunting . . . the fine-spun prose of Hofstadter’s book absorbs us into its world through image and incident.” – Tennessean
“Like the literary love-child of Eco and Baedeker, [Dan Hofstadter] delights and informs in equal measure.” – Sunday Telegraph
“Beautiful . . . Outstanding . . . literally breathtaking . . .” – Shirley Hazzard, New York Times Book Review
“Delicious . . . Lovely . . .” – Christian Science Monitor
“Fascinating . . . With admirably selected source material and a sparkling style. . .” – Louis Auchincloss, Wall Street Journal
“A lush, delightful, and extremely suggestive work of art . . . [Hofstadter’s] writing is equal to its subject. It is polished, refined, and sophisticated without ever becoming mannered or self-conscious.” – Richard Bernstein, New York Times
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