2 Delectable New Books About Food, History, and Pleasure
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2 Delectable New Books About Food, History, and Pleasure

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2 Delectable New Books About Food, History, and Pleasure

We humans are simple creatures. Across continents and millennia, we’ve found joy in the same basic things, such as love, nature, and good food.

So isn’t it time we took a closer look at the things that give us pleasure, and learned to truly savor them? If that sounds good to you, get started with the two irresistible books below.

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Dinner in Rome: A History of the World in One Meal by Andreas Viestad

Dinner in Rome: A History of the World in One Meal

By Andreas Viestad

From the table of a classic Roman restaurant, a celebrated food writer takes the reader on a fascinating culinary exploration of the Eternal City and global civilization. Food, he argues, is history’s secret driving force. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Andreas Viestad, in the Next Big Idea App

Living for Pleasure by Emily Austin

Living for Pleasure: An Epicurean Guide to Life

By Emily Austin

A Wake Forest University professor shares the wisdom Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, outlining time-tested strategies for diminishing anxiety, achieving satisfaction, and relishing joys. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Emily Austin, in the Next Big Idea App

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